Thursday, May 05, 2011

This Day In Music - May 5

On this day in music, May 5

May 5, 1968, Buffalo Springfield split up. Buffalo Springfield only had one Top 40 hit, the iconic "For What It's Worth" (ranked #63 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time).   They only released 3 albums as a group (between 12/1966 and 7/1968).  [Ed: their last album was relaed after they officially broke up]  But, despite the band's short tenure and limited output it was one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.  And they featured a pretty impressive lineup, that influenced the music scene for decades.:

All of these folks are well represented in my music collection.
Meanwhile, BIRTHDAYS!
Born on 5/5:

1942: Tammy Wynette, Country singer, (died in 1998).
1948: Bill Ward, drums, Black Sabbath
1962: Kevin Paul Mooney, bass, Adam And The Ants (gotta include the bass players, check out the Gibson Grabber below!)

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