Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 2013.
On this day in 1944 future singer for The Supremes, Mary Wilson, is born in Mississippi.
On this day in 1945 Hugh Grundy, future drummer of The Zombies is born in the UK.
On this day in 1946 David Gilmour, future guitarist and co-lead vocalist of Pink Floyd was born in UK.
On this day in 1959 The Drifters record the song “There Goes My Baby”.
On this day in 1998 Liam Gallagher, lead singer of Oasis, is charged with assault in an Australian court after allegedly head-butting a fan and breaking the fan’s nose. Gallagher pleads “not guilty”.
On this day in 2000 singer-songwriter/guitarist Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This officially makes him the first artist to be inducted three times. He also was inducted as a member of Cream and The Yardbirds.
On this day in 2006 in the aftermath of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, “World Wide Suicide”, becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the official Pearl Jam website.
On this day in 2013 Alvin Lee, lead guitarist and vocalist for Ten Years After, dies at the age of 68.