This Day in Music History: May 3

This Day in Music History: May 3May 3, 2017

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: May 3.


1967: Pink Floyd appeared at The Moulin Rouge, Ainsdale, Southport, England. The flyers that promoted the club said: 'The Moulin Rouge night club. Wine, Dine, Dance! And have a gay time'.

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1968: The Beach Boys opened their US tour. The co-headliner of the tour was none other than Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi lectured the people and the audience on "spiritual regeneration during the second half of the concert, yet the reaction of the crowd was so negative, that more than half of the remaining tour dates had to be cancelled.

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1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded 'Voodoo Chile.' The song was featured on the double album 'Electric Ladyland' and became a UK No.1 hit on November 21, 1970, only two months after the death of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi's solo on the song was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.


1975: The Bay City Rollers started a three-week run at the top of the UK chart with their second album 'Once Upon A Star.'

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1976: Paul McCartney appeared in America for the first time in almost 10 years when his band Wings kicked off their 31-date 'Wings Over America' tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

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1980: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at the top of the US album chart with 'Against The Wind'.

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1986: Robert Palmer topped the US singles chart with the song 'Addicted To Love', which reached the No.5 spot in the UK. He originally recorded the song as a duet with Chaka Khan, but because of contractual problems, her voice was removed.


1997: The Notorious B.I.G. started a three week run at the top of the US singles chart with 'Hypnotize', a No.10 hit in the UK. He was killed on March 9th, 1997.


2008: Sean 'Diddy' Combs was honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He decided to dedicate this star to his father, who was shot dead in 1972.

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2009: Bob Dylan topped the UK album chart with ‘Together Through Life’, his seventh UK No.1 album. This album was Dylan's 33rd studio album. The last time Dylan topped the UK chart was in 1970 with his album ‘New Morning’. His first No.1 album was ‘The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' in 1964. With this, Dylan held the record (previously held by Tom Jones) for the longest gap between solo number one albums.

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