The first Buffalo Wings were served at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York on this day in 1964.
On this day in 1970, The Grass Roots and the Spinners were the guest performers on “American Bandstand.”
The members of Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail, on this day in 1978, after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at Fort Wayne Coliseum.
On this day in 1983, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released their duet “Say, Say, Say.”
On this day in 1991, Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed October 3, (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s birthday), to be “Stevie Ray Vaughan Day”. It concludes with an annual motorcycle ride and concert, all benefiting the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
We lost a great one on this day in 2000, as Benjamin Orr, bassist and co-founder of the Cars, died of pancreatic cancer at 53.
Let’s do some birthdays to finish it out. Gwen Stefani is turning 48, Tommy Lee hits double nickles, Lindsey Buckingham is 68 and Chubby Checker twists his way to 76 today.
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