The number one single today in 1960 was written by a one-hit wonder and sung by a different one-hit wonder:
The number 45 45 today in 1964 was this group’s first charting single, but not last:
Today in 1974, members of Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson formed Bad Company:
A Wisconsin moment today in rock history: Today in 1981, Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics was arrested on stage at the Palms Nightclub in Milwaukee on a charge of “conduct prohibited in a licensed premise” and resisting arrest. The charge: Simulating sex with a sledgehammer during the Plasmatics’ performance.
Williams was acquitted of the charge, but she lost her $6 million lawsuit against the city.
Today in 1989, Stevie Wonder, then 39, became the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (It helps when you start your career at 12.)
Today in 1991, three fans were crushed to death during an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City.
Birthdays begin with David Ruffin of the Temptations:
Bob Rosenberg of Will to Power:
Tom Bailey was one of the Thompson Twins (which was an unrelated trio):
Luther Dickinson played guitar for the Black Crowes: