MAY 2: The Daily Flashback
1885: The first issue of the magazine Good Housekeeping was first published.
1902: The first science fiction film, George Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon,” was released.
1938: Ella Fitzgerald recorded “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Chick Webb’s band.
1960: Ben E. King left The Drifters and signed a deal with ATCO Records.
1972: Les Harvey (of the band Stone the Crows) was electrocuted on stage in Swansea, Wales. He died several hours later at the age of 25.
1979: At the Rainbow Theatre in London, The Who performed their first concert after the death of Keith Moon. Kenney Jones, formerly of the Faces, was the new drummer.
1980: At the University of Birmingham, England, Joy Division played what became their final show, two weeks before singer Ian Curtis committed suicide at the age of 23.
1988: Living Colour’s debut album, Vivid, was released.
1895: Lorenz Hart
1924: Theodore Bikel
1933: Bunk Gardner
1935: Link Wray
1936: Engelbert Humperdinck
1946: Lesley Gore
1948: Larry Gatlin
1950: Lou Gramm
1954: Angela Bofill
1962: Ty Herndon