~ 1973 – Mike Oldfield released his “Tubular Bells” LP. The title track would later become the theme for the movie “The Exorcist.”
~ 1978 – Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time.
~ Lots of birthdays – 1926 Miles Dave, 1948 Stevie Nicks, 1949 Hank Williams Jr.
~ 1973 – Deep Purple’s single “Smoke On The Water” was released.
~ 1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996.
~ 1950 – Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC’s “Star-Spangled Review.”
~ 1977 – In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single “God Save the Queen” was released. The song was banned on May 31 by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
~ 1966 – “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge hits # on the Billboard Pop Charts
~ 1944 – Gladys Knight was born followed a year later (1945) by John Fogerty
~ 1969 – Crosby, Stills & Nash release their self titled debut album
~ 1953 – Danny Elfman was born – Danny’s an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elfman first became known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo from 1974 to 1995 . He is well known for scoring films and television shows, in particular his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton. A few examples of his score work are: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Simpsons Theme and all three of the Fifty Shades films.
Among his honors are four Oscar nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, six Saturn Awards for Best Music, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award.
~ 1966 – Dolly Parton and Carl Dean were married. And they are still married!
~ 1992 – Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were married. And they are still married too!
~ 1966 – Filming begins on The Monkees TV show
~ 1948 – Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born