This Day in Music History: Rick Wakeman leaves Yes, The Who release The Kids Are Alright
1969 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts visit Brian Jones at his Cotchford Farm home to discuss his future with The Rolling Stones. They later issue a press release stating that Jones is leaving the band.
1974 – Rick Wakeman departs Yes for a solo career, returns two years later, then leaves again after four years.
1979 – The Who release the soundtrack album The Kids Are Alright.
1984 – Bruce Springsteen plays a surprise gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ, going on after the scheduled act to warm up for his Born In The U.S.A. tour.
1985 – Tears For Fears start a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” the group’s first chart-topper in the country.
1985 – The Style Council score their only UK #1 album with Our Favourite Shop.
1936 : James Darren
1940 : Nancy Sinatra
1942 : Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
1944 : Boz Scaggs
1953 : Bonnie Tyler
1953 : Jeff Rich (Status Quo, The Climax Blues Band)
1956 : Greg Ginn (Black Flag)
1960 : Mick Hucknall (Simply Red)
1962 : Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)