1938: Alan Toussaint
1959: Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
1961: Michael Trampenau a.k.a. Mike Tramp (White Lion)
1967: Jeffrey Weilandt a.k.a. Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne Band / Black Label Society)
1969: David Grohl (Nirvana / Foo Fighters / Them Crooked Vultures)
1982: Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon)
1966: David Jones changed his name to David Bowie.
1972: Yes played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre, London.
1977: David Bowie released his ‘Low’ album.
1978: The Sex Pistols played their last live gig at Winterland, San Francisco. (They re-formed in 1996).
1992: Death of drummer, Jerry Nolan of The New York Dolls [aged 45].
1993: The Pixies announced that they had split. (They re-formed in 2004).
1996: Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’.
Zakk Wylde hits 53 today! He’s best known for his guitar work with Ozzy Osbourne, but has been leader of his own heavy duty outfit, Black Label Society for the past couple of decades. Here he is playing on an old fave, which Ozzy co-wrote with Zakk and the late Lemmy Kilmister, back in 1991. Happy Birthday, Mr Wylde!