Wikipedia : This day (August 22, 1958), in London, England, is born Vernon Reid, an American guitarist best knowned as the founder and primary songwriter of Living Colour.
Vernon Reid : In addition to Living Colour, Vernon has been engaged his usual panoply of activities. He released Mistaken Identity, his first solo album in 1996 and has collaborated with the choreographers Bill T. Jones on Still/Here and Donald Byrd on Jazztrain.
@Facebook : The birth of the free form funky freqs intertwined with the untimely death of Tonic, the legendary underground center for jazz, rock performance and experimental music in lower Manhattan.
@last.fm : Among the highlights: a double platinum-selling debut album Vivid, released in 1988; its gold-certified successor, Time’s Up, released 1990; two consecutive Grammy Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance; opening for the Rolling Stones’ 1989 “Steel Wheels” tour; and appearing on the first Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991.