2009: It was revealed that AC/DC was the biggest seller in albums in the
U.S. in 2008 selling a combined total of 3.4 million albums thanks in large
part to their album Black Ice which was released that October.
2008: It was revealed that Paul McCartney had undergone a coronary angioplasty after feeling unwell.
2001: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s then-wife, Baywatch’s Donna D’Errico gave birth to Sixx’s fifth child, a daughter named Frankie-Jean.
1997: Randy California, guitarist & singer for Spirit drowned in Molokai, HI while rescuing his 12 year old son from a rip current. He was 45 years old.
1985: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood married former model Jo Howard in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The wedding guests included Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts & Bill Wyman. Jo would file for divorce in 2009.
1979: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious went on trial in New York City for the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen in October the previous year.
1971: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass began a seven week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Harrison was the first Beatle to reach number one on the album chart as a solo artist.
1969: The Beatles began filming Let it Be at London’s Twickenham Studios to rehearse songs for a worldwide satellite broadcast.
1969: Led Zeppelin began a three night stand at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. Support came from the Alice Cooper band.
Chick Churchill-keyboardist for Ten Years After born in 1946