May 7 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 7

1967 : Jimi Hendrix plays at the Saville Theatre in London, with Brian Jones, Ringo Starr and members of The Moody Blues and The Beach Boys in attendance.

1968 : Reginald Dwight legally changes his name to Elton Hercules John.

1992 : After a show in Tokyo, John Frusciante quits the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He would return to the band in 1999 and leave again in 2009.

1998 : Steve Perry officially leaves Journey, honoring an agreement made with Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain that they would reform the band without him if he was not able to tour. He is replaced with the similar-sounding Steve Augeri.

2002 : The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York’s Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour.

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