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Today in Rock: May 5

Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette/Courtesy of TOO

Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1942 and 2008.

On this day in 1942 future singer-songwriter Tammy Wynette is born Virginia Wynette Pugh in Itawamba County, Mississippi.

On this day in 1948 Bill Ward future drummer for Black Sabbath is born in Aston, England.

On this day in 1959 Ian McCulloch future singer-songwriter/frontman for Echo & The Bunnymen is born in Liverpool, England.

On this day in 1967 Scott McKenzie's “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)” debut on the US singles chart (and will soon become an anthem of the Flower Power movement and hippies everywhere).

On this day in 1968 Buffalo Springfield play their final concert, a show in Long Beach, California. (They will get back together in 2010.)

On this day in 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival releases “Bad Moon Rising”. Also on this day The Beatles release the "Get Back" b/w "Don't Let Me Down” single in the US.

Paul Simon, Chicago, Carole King, Vangelis, Chrissie Hynde and Simple Minds
Paul Simon, Chicago, Carole King, Vangelis, Chrissie Hynde and Simple Minds Courtesy of TOO

Paul Simon, Chicago, Carole King, Vangelis, Chrissie Hynde and Simple Minds

On this day in 1972 Paul Simon, Chicago and Carole King all perform at a benefit concert for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.

On this day in 1982 Vangelis' “Chariots of Fire - Titles” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1984 Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders marries Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.

Ahmet Ertegun, Brooke Hogan and Adele
Ahmet Ertegun, Brooke Hogan and Adele Courtesy of TOO

Ahmet Ertegun, Brooke Hogan and Adele

On this day in 1986 Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun announces that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be built in Cleveland, Ohio.

On this day in 1988 future singer/actress/model Brooke Hogan is born in Tampa, Florida. Also on this day future singer-songwriter Adele is born in London, England.

Bad Religion, Jerry Wallace and Trent Reznor
Bad Religion, Jerry Wallace and Trent Reznor Courtesy of TOO

Bad Religion, Jerry Wallace and Trent Reznor

On this day in 1998 Bad Religion release their tenth full-length studio album No Substance.

On this day in 2008 country and pop singer Jerry Wallace dies at the age of 79. Also on this day, as a way of thanking fans for years of support, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails posts their album The Slip for free on their website.