June 15, 2024

This Day in History: 2025-05-29

MAY 29th

Yes, they really are the World’s Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band! The Rolling Stones have the #1 album, “Sticky Fingers” and the #1 single, “Brown Sugar.” 1971

“Brave New World,” the twelfth Iron Maiden studio album, is their first studio release since the return of lead singer Bruce Dickinson (who left in ‘93) and guitarist Adrian Smith (who left in ’90).  2000

Life starts now.jpgThree Days Grace land at #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart with “The Good Life.” 2010

The track was the second single from the band’s ’09 album “Life Starts Now” (pictured).

“Bruised And Bloodied” #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock singles chart.  The song is on Seether‘s eighth album, “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (“If You Want Peace, Prepare For War).  2021


Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker has a birthday. The singer-songwriter-pianist is from London. 1945

Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, KS. 1961

Ex-Iron Maiden vocalist, Blaze Bayley, enters the world. 1963

The Beach Boys “Help Me Rhonda” knocks The Beatles “Ticket To Ride” from the top spot on the pop chart. 1965

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has a birthday. 1967

Crosby, Stills & Nash roll out their self-titled debut. The set contains “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” 1969

Blues Traveler guitarist Chan (Chandler) Kinchla has a birthday. He’s from Hamilton, Ontario. 1969

Thirty-six people are given medical attention after unknowingly drinking LSD laced cider at a San Francisco Grateful Dead concert. 1971

Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (The Hives) is born.  1978

“Tug Of War,” Paul McCartney’s third solo album but first since Wings disbanded, is #1 on the Billboard 200.  1982

Ozzy Osbourne files a lawsuit against his Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi over rights to the group’s name. Iommi is accused of illegally registering with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to be the sole owner of the Sabbath moniker. “The Black Sabbath trademark should be equally owned by Geezer (Butler), Bill (Ward), Tony and I as (that is) the true Black Sabbath lineup,” writes Osbourne in a statement. 2009

Legendary producer Phil Spector (The Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison) is sentenced to a prison term of 19 years to life for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot to death at Spector’s mansion in ’03. 2009

Bob Dylan is among the Medal of Freedom recipients. During a White House ceremony, President Obama says he’s “extremely grateful” to be able to personally thank the honorees “for the great work they have done” in America and worldwide. The Medal of Freedom is America’s highest civilian honor. 2012

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is Florence + The Machine’s third studio effort. The Markus Dravs produced album debuts atop the Billboard 200 making it the band’s first #1 on that chart. 2015

Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman ends his hiatus from the band. Four months earlier, the guitarist announced he was taking a break for mental health reasons.  2023

A long-lost acoustic guitar used by the late John Lennon sells for $2.9 million at auction in New York, becoming highest grossing auctioned guitar in Beatles history. The guitar was used in the ’65 film “Help” and on the accompanying soundtrack.  2024

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) is bitten by a bat during a concert in Seville, Spain. She takes the incident good-naturedly even though she is looking at a series of rabies shots. Her band is opening for AC/DC.  2024