Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1942 and 2011.
On this day in 1942, future Beatle, singer-songwriter/musician and composer (James) Paul McCartney is born in Allerton, Liverpool, England.
On this day in 1947 future pop singer Sandy Posey is born in Jasper, Alabama.
On this day in 1961 future English singer Alison Moyet is born in Essex, England.
On this day in 1967 Paul McCartney states he has had 4 LSD trips this year, describing them to the press.
On this day in 1976 Electric Light Orchestra's OLE ELO goes gold.
On this day in 1978 Grace Slick takes the stage with Jefferson Starship at the Lorelei Festival in Hamburg, Germany in a state of drunkenness. After she taunts the crowd with remarks about Nazis and the war, the crowd riots. .
On this day in 1993 Lollapalooza kicks off at Thunderbird Stadium, in Vancouver, BC. The main stage acts that year include the headliner, Primus, as well as Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Arrested Development, Front 242, Babes in Toyland, Tool and Rage Against the Machine.
On this day in 2006 Paul McCartney turns 64. He started writing the Beatles’ song “When I’m Sixty-Four” when he was 15.
On this day in 2011 Clarence Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, dies at the age of 69. Also on this day Amy Winehouse, fresh out of rehab, shows up an hour late for a concert in Serbia, stumbles around on stage barely able to sing.