Happy Birthday’s to Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Joel, and the guy that sang “Playground In My Mind” Clint Holmes.

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On this day in 1962, Brian Epstein met with producer George Martin, who signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962.

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On this day in 1966, The Doors played at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, auditioning to be the house band.

It was a truly memorable date for “The Boss” on this day in 1974. He opened for Bonnie Raitt and rocked a two hour show that got him a favorable write up by Rolling Stone Magazine’s Jon Landau. “I saw rock and roll’s future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time.”

Tom Cruise married Mimi Rogers on this day in 1987. They divorced less than three years later.

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Back to Bruce, it was on this day in 1992 that he was musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

And Sticking with SNL, it was on this day in 1998, that we got the interesting pairing of Jimmy Page and Sean “Puffy” Combs as hosts and musical guests. 


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