The number one single today in 1958:
The number one album in the country today in 1971 was Paul and Linda McCartney’s “Ram”:
Today in 1972, Bruce Springsteen signed a record deal with Columbia Records. He celebrated 19 years later by marrying his backup singer, Patti Scialfa.
Birthdays today start with the Wisconsinite to whom every rock guitarist (including Milwaukee and UW–Madison’s own Steve Miller) owes a debt, Les Paul:
George Bunnell played guitar and wrote for Strawberry Alarm Clock:
Jon Lord played keyboards for Deep Purple and Whitesnake:
Mitch Mitchell played drums for the Jimi Hendrix Experience:
Dean Dinning played bass for Toad the Wet Sprocket: