Today in Rock Music History

-Sax player Cannonball Aderley is born in Tampa, Flor.

-Bassist Les Braid of Swinging Blue Jeans is born in Liverpool, England
-Signe Anderson is born in Seattle. She was the original lead vocalist for Jefferson Airplane before Grace Slick came along

-Bassist Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly is born in St. Louis

-Mitch Dorge, drummer with Crash Test Dummies, is born

-An early Beatles press call does not go too well. After meeting the band members, The Daily Mirror's Peter Jones decides they are a nothing group

-The Rolling Stones play at the Great Pop Prom at London's Royal Albert Hall

-2 years on and things have changed for the Beatles. They're so popular at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, they leave the stage for 15 minutes so the hysterical crowd can calm down

-Bassist Naomi Yang of Galaxie 500 is born

-Jon Lord's ego is indulged as Deep Purple record Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert hall.
-Ed Sullivan makes his own stab at music stardom with his recording The Sulli-Gulli. It fails to chart

-Uriah Deep's Gary Thain is nearly electrocuted

-Ringo Starr releases his solo album Ringo's Rotogravure. Despite no one knowing what that is, it goes to #28, due to an appearance by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

-Bob Dylan gives his never ending tour a dry run. He kicks off his 62 date American tour in Augusta, Maine

-Bob Dylan releases his Slow Train Coming album

-Pianist Bill Evans, dies at age 61 in New York

-Bob Dylan and Kinky Friedman perform "Sold American" on Chabad Telethon

-A songwriting duo for Celine Dion claim that Mariah Carey's Thank God I Found You sounds too much like one of their songs and file suit in California.

-Johnny Cash is buried next to his wife June Carter in Hendersonville, Tenn.

-Billy Corgan announces his post-Smashing Pumpkins project Zwan are no more

-Madonna publishes her first kid's book The English Roses.

-Madonna arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel for Rosh Hashanah

-Alan Jackson tops U.S. album charts with What I Do.

-Johnny Ramone dies in his sleep in L.A. at age 55 after battling prostate cancer

-The Knack sue Run-DMC after sampling their "My Sharona" on the hit "It's Tricky".