~ 1956 – Gene Vincent recorded “Be-Bop-A Lula” in Nashville, TN.
~ 1959 – Country singer Randy Travis was born
~ 1986 – It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built.
~ 1991- Madonna’s Truth or Dare premieres in Los Angeles
~ 1945 – Bob Seger was born in Detroit Michigan
~ 1977 – Eagles have a hit single with “Hotel California”
~ 1957 – Roland Peloza was born in Chatham Ontario
~ 1970 – The Beatles album “Let it Be” was released.
~ 1990 – Tom Waits won $2.5 million when a Los Angeles court ruled that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a Waits sound alike in its Doritos ads.
~ 1966 – The Doors auditioned to be the Whisky A Go-Gos’s house band
~ 1962 – Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode was born on this day
~ 1985 – Phil Collins released the single “Sussudio.”
~ 1964 – Dusty Springfield made her U.S. television debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” An English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.
~ 1983 – Metallica began recording the album “Kill ‘Em All” in New York. They finished on May 27, 1983.