Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1957 and 2011.
On this day in 1958 Stuart Adamson, future guitarist and vocalist for Big Country, is born in Manchester, England.
On this day in 1961 Doug Hopkins, future guitarist and songwriter for The Gin Blossoms is born in Tempe, Arizona.
New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert in London, England
On this day in 1965 at the annual New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert in London, England the audience is treated to performances by such now legendary acts as: The Beatles, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, Them, The Seekers, Donovan, Herman’s Hermits and Cilla Black.
Dave Mustaine, Elton John and Michael Jackson
On this day in 1983 future founder of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, is fired as the guitarist for Metallica. Mustaine is kicked out of the band because of his drug and alcohol addictions.
On this day in 1990 Elton John plays at the funeral for Ryan White, an 18-year-old got AIDS from a blood transfusion. Michael Jackson also attends the funeral (and later dedicates the song “Gone Too Soon” to White).