2022-05-10

MAY 10th
The Rolling Stones conduct their first ‘official’ recording session at London’s Olympic Studios with manager Andrew Loog Oldham producing. They record their version of ‘s “Come On.” The Chuck Berry song is the group’s first single though it’s initially rejected by Decca Records who call the track “dreadful.” It eventually peaks at #21 in the U.K. 1964
Exactly one year later, the Stones begin recording their classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” at Chess Studios in Chicago. 1965
“Rio,” Duran Duran’s sophomore album, is released worldwide. Sound quality issues stall the album. But with the problems solved it is re-issued the following November. The double platinum set peaks at #6 on the Billboard 200 and remains on the chart for 129 weeks. 1982
Twisted Sister releases their third studio album “Stay Hungry,” which sells over three million copies in the U.S., thanks in no small part to the hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” 1984
Selling 272,000 copies in its first week, “With Teeth” tops the Billboard 200 album chart. It’s the second time Nine Inch Nails lands at #1. The first was with “The Fragile” in ’99.” 2005
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Guitarist, singer, songwriter and Traffic co-founder, Dave Mason, is born in Worcester, England. Mason’s best-known song, “Feelin’ Alright,” was recorded by Traffic in ’68 but turned into a major hit a year later by Joe Cocker. 1946
Jay Ferguson is born. He`s the lead singer for Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne before going solo (“Thunder Island” and “Shakedown Cruise”). 1947
Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious (born John Simon Ritchie) is born.  1957
Paul Hewson is born in Dublin. Taking his professional name from a hearing aid retailer he’s known as U2‘s Bono Vox. 1960
Paul Revere & The Raiders anti-drug song, “Kicks,” peaks at #5 on the U.S. chart. The song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil for The Animals, who passed on it. 1966
Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones gets busted for unlawful possession of drugs. Interestingly, the bust occurs just as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are being formally charged for drug possession. It’s going to be a long year for the Stones. 1967
Metallica, with guitarist Dave Mustaine out and Kirk Hammet in, begin recording “Kill ‘Em All.”  Originally called “Metal Up Your Ass,” it was renamed when their label, Megaforce, faced objections from a distributor.  Bassist Cliff Burton’s reaction was “Kill ‘em all.”  1983
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee marries Heather Locklear. Yikes. 1986
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler receives an honorary doctorate degree in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He also gives the commencement address.  2003
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is released from an Auckland, New Zealand, hospital, two days after undergoing brain surgery following a reported fall while on vacation in Fiji. “[Thanks to] the doctors and the beautiful ladies who make painful nights less painful,” says the guitarist in a statement. “I hope I wasn’t too much of a pain in the arse.” He probably was but that’s Keith. 2006
Great White’s former tour manager, Daniel Biechele, is sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the February ’03 blaze that killed 100 people at a Rhode Island club. The 29-year-old Biechele faced involuntary manslaughter charges for igniting the pyrotechnics that caused the deadly fire. He was handed a 15-year term but the judge then suspended 11 of those years. 2006
Us Vs. Him. At a tribute concert for late founding frontman, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd’s guitarist David Gilmour, keyboardist Rick Wright and drummer Nick Mason, take the stage. Bassist Roger Waters also performs but not with the group. So is it a reunion if all four surviving Floyd members perform on the same stage but not together? 2007
A British tribunal rules against Police frontman Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler. A sexual-discrimination suit was initiated by their former chef. The ruling labels Styler’s treatment of Jane Martin “shameful” and decrees that the then-pregnant employee was unlawfully dismissed by the couple. Styler doesn’t buy it calling the ruling an “unjust and unfair attack on Sting and me.” 2007
In This Moment’s ‘12 album “Blood” is certified gold for sales of half a million units by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America).  2017
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready receives the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process during the MusiCares Concert For Recovery in Seattle.  2018