1944: James Patrick “Jimmy” Page (The Yardbirds / Led Zeppelin / The Firm)
1948: Timothy Hart (Steeleye Span)
1950: David Johansen (New York Dolls)
1964: Philip Hartnoll (Orbital)
1967: David Matthews (Dave Matthews Band)
1963: Drummer Charlie Watts joined The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated.
1969: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK album chart with the ‘White Album’.
1969: The Rolling Stones were at No.2 on the UK album chart with ‘Beggars Banquet’.
1974: Yes released their double album ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’.
1976; Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
1997: David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday ‘Save the Children’ charity concert at Madison Square Garden. Guests included Lou Reed, Billy Corgan, Frank Black, Robert Smith & Sonic Youth.
Happy 76th Birthday to Jimmy Page! Not only is he one of the greatest guitarists ever, but he’s a brilliant songwriter and producer too. The music he created and what he achieved with Led Zeppelin is astounding! Here’s a super early version of “Dazed and Confused”, a song which Jimmy had already started working on and playing when he was in The Yardbirds.