1928: Burt Bacharach
1937: George Carlin
1942: Ian Dury
1945: Jayotis Washington (The Persuasions)
1946: Ian McLagan (The Small Faces)
1948: Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group / Traffic / Blind Faith)
1950: Billy Squier
1958: Eric Singer (Alice Cooper Band / Kiss)
1959: Ray Gillen (Black Sabbath / Badlands) Briefly the singer in Black Sabbath, before forming the excellent Badlands band with guitarist Jake E Lee. A great singer gone way too soon, aged 34 (12 May, 1959 – 1 December, 1993).
1961: Billy Duffy (The Cult)
1965: The Rolling Stones recorded “(I Can’t Get No), Satisfaction” at RCA Hollywood Studios.
1967: Pink Floyd performed their ‘Games For May’ concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
1967: The debut album by Jimi Hendrix, ‘Are You Experienced’ was released in the UK.
1973: Led Zeppelin started a 3-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Houses of the Holy’.
1977: Virgin Records signed The Sex Pistols, who had been dropped by EMI and A&M Records.
1977: Led Zeppelin received Ivor Novello Awards for outstanding contribution to British music.
One of the finest lyricists in rock, Mr. Ian Dury was born 77 years ago. Ian will never be forgotten…