May 29 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Noel Gallagher!

Births On May 29

1941 Roy Crewsdon (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1949 Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
1949 Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
1956 Larry Blackmon (Cameo)
1960 Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds)
1960 Jesse Johnson (The Time)
1967 Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
1975 Melanie Brown (Spice Girls)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 29

1961 Ricky Nelson: Travelling’ Man US 45
1965 Bob Dylan: Bringing it All Back Home UK LP
1965 Beach Boys: Help Me Rhonda US 45
1971 Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar US 45
1976 Diana Ross: Love Hangover US 45
1982 Madness: House Of Fun UK 45
1982 Paul McCartney: Tug of War US LP
1993 Janet Jackson : Janet : UK LP
1993 Janet Jackson : Janet : US LP

Various Music Events On May 29

1959 One of rock’s first outdoor events takes place (in the rain) at Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ruth Brown and Drifters are on the bill
1961 Ben E. King tops US R&B chart with Stand By Me
1970 Cliff Richard releases his 50th single -Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha
1971 James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim hits UK LP chart
1973 Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells released in US
1973 Roger McQuinn plays his first solo gig following break-up of Byrds
1973 Columbia Records president Clive Davis is fired for misappropriating company funds. CBS sues him for $100,000 including an alleged $20,000 of company money spent on his son’s bar mitzvah. Davis goes on to form Arista Records
1981 Bruce Springsteen performs his first London gig for six years

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