1942: Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
1961: Lawrence Donegan (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)
1973: Queen released their self-titled debut album.
1985: ‘Live Aid’ concerts were staged around the world and broadcast live on television to over 2 billion viewers.
1990: Curtis Mayfield was badly injured when a lighting rig fell on him, during a concert in Brooklyn, New York.
1997: Red Hot Chili Peppers singer, Anthony Kiedis underwent five hours of surgery after being involved in a motorbike accident in Los Angeles.
1997: The Prodigy started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Fat of the Land’.
34 years ago today, Queen stole the show with their outstanding performance at Live Aid, exactly 12 years after releasing their debut album on 13th July, 1973. I remember staying up all night watching Live Aid, recording all the best acts on my VHS. The amazing line-up included a reformed Led Zeppelin, original Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Santana, Sade, Judas Priest, Tom Petty, Pretenders, Dire Straits, Paul McCartney & many more. Here is Queen’s incredible set, which has been voted as the “Best Rock Concert Ever”!