May 6 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bob Seger

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Musician’s Born On May 6

1920 Peggy Lee (Fever)
1939 Herbie Cox (Cleftones)
1945 Bob Seger (Against the Wind)
1960 Larry Steinbachel (Bronski Beat)
1960 John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants)
1967 Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 6

1972 T. Rex: Prophets, Seers and Sages…/My People Were Fair UK LP
1978 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack UK LP
1989 Holly Johnson: Blast UK LP
1995 Live : Throwing Copper : US LP
1996 Oasis : Some Might Say : UK single

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Various Music Events On May 6

1965 Joan Baez debuts on UK chart with We Shall Overcome.

1965 In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards work out opening riff of the song Satisfaction, following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box that day

1971 Faces’ Long Player hits UK LP chart

1971 Ike and Tina Turner receive their only gold record, for Proud Mary

1973 Paul Simon begins his first US tour since break-up of Simon and Garfunkel. Gigs recorded for Live Rhymin’ LP at Boston Music Hall. He uses the Jesse Dixon singers as back-up.

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1977 Led Zeppelin break their own world attendance record at Silverdome in Michigan – 76,229 people turn up

1978 Foreigner debut on UK chart with Feels Like the First Time

1978 David Frost announces ‘Music for UNICEF Concert’, featuring Rod Stewart, Abba and Bee Gees

1982 Tom Paton (former manager of Bay City Rollers) jailed for three years for offences involving underage boys

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