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On This Day in Music...May 16th

 
Posted May 16th, 2014 @ 12:26am

It's May 16th and that means another round of what happened On This Day in Music!

We'll begin in Long Beach, California in 1965. The Rolling Stones had finished a concert and were in their limo trying to make their way back to the hotel. That wasn't happening though, because it was mobbed by the fans waiting outside the venue and then they started climbing on the roof.

The roof caved in and the band was trying to hold it up while the driver attempted to get away! How about we do their song "Black Limousine", from their Live in the USA 1981 tour! 

We'll continue the strange tales of May 16th with Prince being Prince again. He was using that odd symbol for a while and then in 2000 announced that he was going back to his name.

What better way to say hello to Prince than having the Foo Fighters and Cee Lo doing "Darling Nikki" at the MTV 2007 VMAs? I can't think of anything better! 

We did have a passing today, as the world lost Ronnie James Dio on May 16th, 2010. Ronnie was one of the guys who did so much for heavy metal, playing with Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Elf and countless guest spots on his friends' songs.

Watch him doing "Rainbow in the Dark" from The Spectrum in Philly, coming off of his A Special At the Spectrum video! 

He was the best.

We have a couple birthdays to celebrate today!

Our May 16th Happy Happy Birthday Birthday wishes will go first to 1964, when Boyd Tinsley came to us! He's the man on the violin for the Dave Matthews Band, but in this video watch Boyd playing at Grand Central Station in New York City. This was filmed last year while out promoting his film Faces In The Mirror

Another musician who plays a four string instrument was born a year later. May 16th, 1965 is the birthday of Krist Novoselic! You may have heard of his group, Nirvana. They did a few things during their time, got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They weren't too shabby at music.

One moment that was great for Nirvana was getting to play "Lithium" at the 1992 MTV VMAs, but not so good when Krist threw his bass up and didn't quite catch it. 

Ouch. That, my friends, is gonna leave a mark!

We have room for ONE more birthday, and the spot will go to Sonny Sandoval, the singer for P.O.D., born on May 16th, 1974! Enjoy his band playing "Youth of A Nation" on Letterman in December of 2001!

A full day of music history! Enjoy your May 16th and share this knowledge with a friend!

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