2004: Ted Nugent needed 40 stitches to his leg after wounding himself with a
chainsaw in Waco, TX while filming a segment for his reality television show
Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments.
2003: T. Rex drummer Mickey Finn died from alcohol related liver problems in a London hospital. He was 55 years old.
1993: Ted Nugent was fined $1,000 for shooting off two flaming arrows during a Damn Yankees concert at Cincinnati Gardens. Nugent was also given a three-day suspended sentence for a misdemeanor fire-code violation.
1992: Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of two non-consecutive weeks at number one. They also peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” & made their debut appearance on U.S. television on Saturday Night Live on this night.
1985: The first Rock in Rio festival kicked off in Rio de Janeiro. The ten day festival featured artists such as Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Yes, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions and Whitesnake.
1975: Led Zeppelin performed “Kashmir” live for the first time during a concert at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland.
1968: U.K’s Daily Mirror newspaper reported that Jimi Hendrix moved into the townhouse that George Frideric Handel was believed to have composed his famous Water Music and Messiah works. Hendrix was later quoted as saying he “will not let tradition down”.
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded “Purple Haze” at Olympic Studios in London.
1964: The Whisky a Go Go opened in West Hollywood, CA. This club would go on to be a launching pad for such acts as The Doors & Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.
Clarence Clemons-saxophonist for the E Street Band born in 1942
Tony Kaye-keyboardist for Yes born in 1946