Happy birthday to Steve Perry, once the lead singer of Journey. He joined Journey after the band had released how many albums?
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1971: Joe Cocker’s film “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” premiered at London’s festival palace. The movie was a documentary of his 50-date Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour.
- 1972: During an interview with “Melody Maker magazine David Bowie announced he was gay. He has since revealed that it was all just a publicity stunt.
- 1981: A picture of John Lennon, naked, appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.
- 2003: Bob Dylan made an unexpected appearance at the Sundance Film Festival, where the movie “Masked and Anonymous” made its debut.
- 2004: The legendary New York City nightclub “The Bottom Line” closed after the owners and property owners could not come up with a lease agreement. The club had been experiencing financial difficulties. Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young and many others performed at the famed venue.