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May 10 – Today In Rock Music History

May 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Donovan!

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Musician’s Born On May 10

1899 Fred Astaire
1921 Bert Weedon (UK guitarist)
1935 Larry Williams (Bonie Maronie)
1941 Danny Rapp (Danny and the Juniors)
1945 Dave Mason (Traffic)
1946 Donovan (Hurdy-Gurdy Man)
1946 Graham Gouldman (10CC)
1952 Sly Dunbar (reggae musician and producer)
1957 Sid Vicious (John Beverly – Sex Pistols)
1960 Bono (Paul Hewson – U2)
1962 Garry Daley (China Crisis)
1965 Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 10

1969 Moody Blues: On the Threshold of a Dream UK LP
1986 Falco: Rock Me Amadeus UK 45
1986 Pet Shop Boys: West End Girls US 45

Donovan, Donovan Birthday May 10

Various Music Events On May 10

1957 Too Much takes Elvis Presley into UK chart for tenth time

1962 Good Luck Charm hits UK chart, giving Elvis his 40th hit to date

1963 Rolling Stones begin their first session at Olympic Studios in London recording a version of Chuck Berry’s C’mon

1965 Bob Dylan plays Royal Albert Hall as climax to his British tour (filmed for Don’t Look Back)

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1966 Bob Dylan plays Colston Hall in Bristol

1969 Turtles and Temptations play (and allegedly snort cocaine) at The White House in Washington

1975 125,000 people gather in Washington to see Stevie Wonder perform for Human Kindness Day

1975 Beatles dissolve Apple Records

1986 Robert Palmer hits UK chart with Addicted to Love

1994 Tupac Shakur begins serving a 15-day county jail term. The Court found him guilty of attacking director Allen Hughes on a video set

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