2000: ZZ Top manager Bill Ham attended the execution of Spencer Goodman in
Huntsville, TX. Goodman was found guilty of kidnapping & murdering Ham’s
wife in 1991.
1995: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia walked away uninjured after driving a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA.
1992: Bob Dylan performed “Like a Rolling Stone” at the taping of David Letterman’s tenth anniversary special at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1991: At an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace, three fans were trampled to death on the general admission floor.
1991: The second Rock in Rio festival kicked off the first of ten days in Rio de Janeiro. Some of the artists who performed on the festival included Santana, Guns N’ Roses, Billy Idol, Judas Priest, Faith No More, & Queensryche.
1987: Steve Winwood got married for the second time. He married Eugenia Crafton with whom he remains married to this day.
1985: Readers of USA Today declared that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be placed in Cleveland.
1984: Van Halen kicked off their tour in support of 1984 at Jacksonville Coliseum in Jacksonville, FL. It was the final tour of the group’s original lineup.
1974: Free’s Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke, Mott the Hoople’s Mick Ralphs & King Crimson’s Boz Burrell formed Bad Company.