Decca Records in London rejected The Beatles audition in 1962, a move they will later regret.

Fleetwood Mac released their mega-hit, Go Your Own Way in 1976.

Johnny Cash and The Jimmy Hendrix Experience were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from The Queen in 2000.

Actress Kate Hudson married The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson in 2000 but divorced 7 years later.

The world celebrated in 2000, not just because of the new millennium but because the much hyped Millennium Bug didn’t bite.

Roger Daltrey of The Who was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in The Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2005 while Rod Stewart received his in 2007.

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Today’s Birthdays:

Actor Verne Troyer is 45 (1969).

Hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash is 57 (1958).

Mental As Anything’s, Martin Plaza, is 59 (1956).