2004: Kinks singer & guitarist Ray Davies was shot in the leg in the French
Quarter of New Orleans while chasing two men who stole the purse of his
1986: Thin Lizzy bassist & singer Phil Lynott died of heart failure & pneumonia at Salisbury Hospital in Wiltshire, U.K. He was 36 years old.
1979: The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany re-opened to the public due to renewed interest in The Beatles. No members of The Beatles attended the re-opening.
1977: En route to performing concerts in Holland, the Sex Pistols vomited and spat their way to their flight at London’s Heathrow Airport before boarding their plane to Amsterdam.
1975: Elton John began a two week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. John Lennon provided background vocals & played guitar. This was the only time a Beatles cover ever topped the singles chart in the U.S.
1973: The Allman Brothers Band announced that Lamar Williams would replace the late Berry Oakley on bass.
1970: Who drummer Keith Moon accidentally ran over & killed his bodyguard Neil Boland while trying to escape a gang of skinheads outside of a pub in Hatfield, U.K.
1970: George Harrison, Paul McCartney & George Martin entered EMI Studios in London to re-record vocals and a new guitar solo for “Let it Be”. This would be the final studio appearance for The Beatles as a group.
1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed an impromptu rendition of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” as a tribute due to their recent split on the BBC’s Happening for Lulu.
Michael Stipe-singer for R.E.M. born in 1960