Today’s Question: The late Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd was born on September 14th, 1949.
His birthday was the exact same day as that of the guitarist he replaced when he joined the band. Who was it?
a) Rickey Medlocke
b) Ed King
c) Allen Collins
d) Hughie Thomasson
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2004-U2 announce that the title of their upcoming album is How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.
2000-Don Henley, Glenn Frey, CSN and many others come together in a benefit for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
1999-Sotheby’s in London auctions off the black and red Gallotone Champion acoustic guitar that John Lennon was playing on July 6th, 1957 — the day he met Paul McCartney at the St. Peter’s Church Picnic in Woolton, England. The buyer, an unidentified New Yorker, pays 150-thousand-pounds (224-thousand-dollars) for the instrument, which cost the future Beatle about 25 bucks.
1999-The Beatles release a re-vamped soundtrack for Yellow Submarine and call it the Songtrack.
1991-David Bowie‘s Tin Machine releases its second album and kicks off its first and only tour.
1985-John Mellencamp‘s Scarecrow enters the album chart. The multi-platinum disc spawns the hits “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Small Town” and “R-O-C-K in the U-S-A.”
1981-Bruce Springsteen‘s year-long River tour ends at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati. It’s also The E Street Band‘s last show for nearly three years.
1981-Pink Floyd‘s movie The Wall begins production.
1977-Fleetwood Mac gets a gold record for “Dreams.”
1974-Eric Clapton‘s rendition of Bob Marley‘s “I Shot the Sheriff” hits number-one in Billboard.
1969-Genesis play their first paid gig, at a cottage in Surrey, England, owned by singer Peter Gabriel‘s former Sunday school teacher.
1968-Pete Townshend tells Rolling Stone magazine he’s working on a “rock opera” about a deaf, dumb and blind boy.
1963-The Rolling Stones record “Money,” one of the few songs cut by both them and The Beatles, at Kingsway Studios in London.
Steve Gaines – Died in 1977
The Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist died in the October 20th, 1977 plane crash that also took the life of singer Ronnie Van Zant. He was 28. Born 1949.
Ed King – 68 years old
The onetime Strawberry Alarm Clock guitarist went on to play in Lynyrd Skynyrd.. Born 1949.
b) Ed King