This is Music History Today for May 31. On this date:
* In 1961, Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the US Army.
* In 1977, the BBC banned God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols from its airwaves. It would go on to become a huge hit in spite of or because of that, depending.
* In 1998, Geri Halliwell, Ginger Spice, left the Spice Girls.
* In 1976, the Who broke the record for loudest rock band at 126 decibels during a concert in London.
* In 1975, the Eagles released the song One of These Nights.
Born on this date:
* Azealia Banks
* Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy
* Steve White of the Style Council
* Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC
* Corey Hart
* Vicki Sue Robinson
* John Bonham of Led Zeppelin
* Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk
* Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary
* Johnny Paycheck
* jazz musician Dick Garcia
* singer Lenny Welch