ANNIVERSARIES

2010-At London’s O2 Arena, ex-Guns n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan joins Axl Rose on stage for the first time since 1993.

1994-Tom Petty invites ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl to join The Heartbreakers. Grohl declines and continues working on the debut album by his own band, Foo Fighters.

1975-KISS release “Rock and Roll All Nite.”

1972-Joe Cocker and six of his band members are arrested in Adelaide, Australia, after police find marijuana, heroin and hypodermic syringes in an after-show raid.

1971-John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett‘s late night talk-variety show to promote John’s Imagine album, as well as Yoko’s book, films and art exhibit.

1969-The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s Smash Hits album is certified gold.

BIRTHDAYS

Dan McCafferty – 71 years old
The Nazareth singer was forced to retire from live performing due to health reasons in 2013. Born 1946.

Justin Hayward – 71 years old
The singer-guitarist replaced Denny Laine in The Moody Blues in 1966 and has fronted the group (on such hits as “Nights in White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and “The Story in Your Eyes”) ever since. Born 1946.

Sir Cliff Richard (Harry Webb) – 77 years old
The English actor followed Sean Connery as James Bond and played the secret agent in eight films. He also starred in the ’60s TV series The Saint. He died of cancer at 89 on May 23rd, 2017. Born 1927.

 

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