On May sixth, 1965, guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones came up with the riff that formed the foundation of the song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” He was staying at a motel in Clearwater, Florida, at the time.
In 1971, Ike and Tina Turner received their only gold single, for their version of “Proud Mary.”
In 1973, Paul Simon began his first solo tour in Boston, three years after splitting with Art Garfunkel. Recordings from some of the shows were released as the “Live Rhymin'” album.
In 1977, Led Zeppelin broke their own world record for largest audience at a single-act concert when they attracted over 76,000 fans to the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
In 1984, Tina Turner’s comeback hit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” was released.
In 1991, a judge in Macon, Georgia, threw out a lawsuit claiming that Ozzy Osbourne’s music drove a 16-year-old boy to suicide. The parents of Michael Waller alleged that their son listened repeatedly to Osbourne’s “Suicide Solution,” then shot himself.
In 1992, actress Marlene Dietrich died at her home in Paris at age 90.
Also in 1992, Whitney Houston announced her engagement to Bobby Brown, during her first TV special, “This Is My Life.”
In 1994, Pearl Jam filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against Ticketmaster. The band charged that the company had a monopoly on the concert ticket-selling business.
In 1997, Neil Young boycotted his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Buffalo Springfield. Young objected to rampant commercialism and the $1,200-a-plate dinner.
Also in 1997, actor David Duchovny (doo-KUHV’-nee) and actress Tea Leoni (TAY’-uh lee-OH’-nee) were married in New York.
In 2004, the last episode of “Friends” aired.
In 2005, Audioslave became the first American rock band to play an outdoor concert in Cuba, with a show in Havana.