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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

CDJ Today: May 30

The Grateful Dead Winterland May 30th 1971, live album cover

May 30, 1992
– Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell in a private civil ceremony at their home in Montauk, NY.

May 30, 1971 – Over 30 fans are hospitalized suffering from intense hallucinations after a Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The band had encouraged the crowd to drink apple juice that was allegedly spiked with LSD.


May 30, 1964 – Tom Morello, vocals, guitar (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage)
May 30, 1955 – Nicky “Topper” Headon, drums (The Clash)
May 30, 1949 – Klaus Flouride (born Geoffrey Lyall), bass, vocals (Dead Kennedys)
May 30, 1958 – Marie Fredriksson, vocals, piano (Roxette)
May 30, 1944 – Lenny Davidson, guitar (Dave Clark Five)
May 30, 1971 – Patrick Dahlheimer, bass (Live)


May 30, 1996 – John Kahn, bassist for The Jerry Garcia Band, dies of a heart attack. He was 48. Kahn was also an occasional collaborator with the Grateful Dead and an in-demand session musician. As a child, one of his babysitters was Marilyn Monroe.

May 30, 1980 – Carl Radle, bassist of Derek and the Dominos, dies of a kidney infection aggravated by the effects of alcohol and narcotics. He was 37. Radle worked on all of Clapton’s solo projects in the 70’s, and was a session musician who worked with Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Dave Mason, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, the Band and many others.


Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters