On this Day May 20, 1966

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of grew tired of waiting for John Entwistle and to arrive for their gig at the Ricky Tick Club in Windsor, England so they took to the stage with the bass player and drummer of the local band that opened the show. When Moon and Entwistle finally arrived in the…

On this Day May 20, 1967

new album had a special preview on the Kenny Everett BBC Light program, ‘Where It’s At’, playing every track from the album, (except ‘A Day In The Life’ which the BBC had banned saying it could promote drug taking). Source link

On this Day May 20, 1968

BBC 2 TV aired a short play ‘The Pistol Shot’, featuring a young dancer – artist called Source link

On this Day May 20, 1969

started three days of recording and mixing sessions at A&R Studios in New York City, which included the recording of and various other parts for new tracks for the group’s forthcoming second album. The band were under pressure to finish sessions for their second album so they could release it in time for the Autumn…

On this Day May 20, 2006

Heavy metal monsters Lordi became Finland’s first ever Eurovision Song Contest winners after their song Hard Rock Hallelujah won in Athens. The band won the Eurovision public vote after singing their heavy rock anthem dressed in horror costumes. Source link

On this Day May 19, 1976

Rolling Stone crashed his car near Newport Pagnell, Bucks, after falling asleep at the wheel; marijuana and cocaine were found by the police resulting in another fine for the guitarist. Source link

On this Day May 19, 1979

held a party at his Surrey house celebrating his recent marriage to Patti Boyd. Clapton had set-up a small stage in the garden and as the evening progressed, and ended up jamming together along with Clapton, Ginger Baker and Mick Jagger. The all-star band ran through old and Eddie Cochran songs. Source link

On this Day May 19, 1988

was arrested for the fifth time in 12 months, following a car chase near his home, he was charged with assault, resisting arrest and being in charge of illegal weapons, he was given a 6 year jail sentence. Source link

On this Day May 18, 1966

The Castiles (with on vocals), made their first recordings at Mr Music Inc in Brick Town, New Jersey. They cut two Springsteen songs, Baby I and Thats What You Get. The songs were cut directly to disc, of which seven or eight test pressings of the studio takes were made. Source link

On this Day May 18, 1967

Pink Floyd started recording their forthcoming single at Sound Techniques Studios, Chelsea, London. was inspired to write See Emily Play, by the looning about of the early Pink Floyd fan Emily Young, (who is now a renowned sculptor). Guitarist David Gilmour, playing gigs in France with his own band in that period, visited Floyd in…