In 1947, Jim Messina, of Buffalo Springfield was born.

http://youtu.be/bjSpO2B6G4s

In 1952, singer Andy Kim was born.

http://youtu.be/xxYJqagN8jM

 

G-I-Blues

In 1960, Elvis Presley's 'G.I. Blues' started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

http://youtu.be/JosUZjWUAkQ

 

In 1976, the Sex Pistols debut single 'Anarchy In The UK' was slammed by music weekly NME. "Johnny Rotten sings flat, the song is laughably naive, and the overall feeling is of a third-rate Who imitation."

http://youtu.be/6GB1Uu5eBI4

 

In 1987, The Jesus And Mary Chain were banned from appearing on a CBS TV show after complaints of blasphemy prompted by the group's name. Network suits asked the band to be called JANC but they didn't agree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5x1F9ohRa4&feature=share&list=PLB0B1075BAF354088

 

In 1993, Gin Blossoms Doug Hopkins commited suicide at age 32. He had snuck out of rehab to purchase a pistol the previous day.

http://youtu.be/wgEQ3FzaS1U

 

In 2009, George Michael, in an interview with the UK daily newspaper The Guardian, said he had cut back on his weed intake and now only smoked 'seven or eight' spliffs per day instead of the 25 he used to smoke! Wow!

http://youtu.be/izGwDsrQ1eQ

Category: This Day in Music