~ 1949 – Rick Wakeman was born
~ 2003 – “Les Miserables” closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway.
~ 1958 – The Everly Brothers have a hit with “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
~ 1978 – Dire Straits release their first major label single, “Sultans Of Swing”
~ 1945 – Happy Birthday Pete Townsend
~ 1951 -Jeffrey Ross Hyman – better known as Joey Ramone
~ The Young Rascals hit # 1 with “Groovin”
~ 1944 – Joe Cocker is born followed 2 years late (1946) by Cher
~ 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day “bed-in” in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
~ 1972 – Gangsta rapper Notorious B.I.G is born Christopher George Latore Wallace
~ 1970 – Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM.
~ 1959 – Steven Patrick Morrissey, known mononymously as Morrissey was born
~ 1970 – Grateful Dead play their first gig outside the U.S. in England
~ 1941 – Happy Birthday Shabtai Zisl ben Avraham (Hebrew name). You may know him as Robert Allen Zimmerman – even better known as… Bob Dylan. While living at the Jewish-centric fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu house when attending the University of Minnesota, Zimmerman began to perform at the Ten O’Clock Scholar, a coffeehouse a few blocks from campus, and became involved in the Dinkytown folk music circuit.
During his Dinkytown days, Zimmerman began introducing himself as “Bob Dylan”. In his memoir, he said he hit upon using this less common variant for Dillon – a surname he had considered adopting – when he unexpectedly saw some poems by Dylan Thomas. Explaining his change of name in a 2004 interview, Dylan remarked, “You’re born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free.