2000: Tourism chiefs in Liverpool were barred from placing signs on highways
in Liverpool saying “Liverpool, Birthplace of the Beatles”.
1998: Carl Perkins died of throat cancer after suffering multiple strokes at Jackson-Madison County Hospital in Jackson, TN. He was 65 years old.
1993: The Rumours-era lineup of Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala to perform Clinton’s campaign theme “Don’t Stop”.
1988: Doc McGhee, current manager for Kiss & former manager for Bon Jovi & Motley Crue pleaded guilty to importing more than 40,000 lbs. of marijuana into the U.S.
1985: Bruce Springsteen peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Born in the U.S.A.”, Springsteen’s fourth top ten single in the U.S.
1980: The Wall by Pink Floyd began a 15 week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was Pink Floyd’s third number one album in the U.S.
1980: The Pretenders reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Brass in Pocket”, which spent two weeks on top of the chart. It peaked at number fourteen in the U.S.
1974: Brownsville Station peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.
1974: Fans en route to the Bob Dylan and the Band concert in Miami found themselves in a nine-mile long traffic jam, which caused many to miss half of the show.
Janis Joplin born in 1943
Rod Evans-singer for Deep Purple born in 1947
Robert Palmer born in 1949