May 3 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On May 3

1919 Pete Seeger (American folk singer)
1928 James Brown (Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag)
1937 Frankie Valli (Four Seasons)
1944 Peter Staples (Troggs)
1948 John Richardson (Rubettes)
1950 Mary Hopkin (Those Were The Days)
1951 Christopher Cross
1955 Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
1959 David Ball (Soft Cell)

Deaths On May 3

1972 Les Harvey (guitarist – Stone the Crows)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 3

1975 Mud: Oh Boy UK 45
1975 Bay City Rollers. Once Upon a Star UK LP
1975 Tony Orlando and Dawn He Don’t Love You US 45
1975 Chicago: Chicago VIII: US LP
1980 Dexy’s Midnight Runners: Gino UK 45
1980 Sky: Sky 2 UK 45
1980 Bob Seger: Against the Wind US LP
1986 Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love US LP
1997 The Notorious B.I.G : Hypnotise : US single
1997 The Charlatans : Tellin’ Stories : UK LP

Various Music Events On May 3

1957 The movie The Tommy Steele Story premieres in London

1958 Riot outside Boston Arena following Alan Freed’s rock-and-roll show

1967 New York Times reports ‘Cosmic Love-In’ at Village Theatre – soon to become Fillmore East

1968 Beach Boys open US tour with Mahareshi in New York.

1969 Creeedence Clearwater Revival hit US chart with Bad Moon Rising

1971 Grand Funk Railroad hold their first press conference. Only six journalists attend.

1976 Wings Over America tour ends with three-night stand at Forum, Los Angeles

1977 Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow perform benefit concert for New York Library to 15,000 fans

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