JACK WHITE of The White Stripes/The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather
JIM KERR of Simple Minds
MITCH MITCHELL of The Jimi Hendrix Experience
In 1955, Bill Haley And His Comets began an eight-week run at #1 in the US with “Rock Around the Clock.”
In 1962, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ In The Wind” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.
In 1971, David Bowie started recording sessions in London for what would become the concept album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The character of Ziggy had been inspired by British rock & roll singer Vince Taylor, who’d had a breakdown and believed himself to be a cross between a god and an alien.
In 1983, The Police started an eight-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Every Breath You Take.”
In 1995, Jerry Garcia played with the Grateful Dead for the final time, in a concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
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