2004: Sex Pistols singer John Lydon appeared on the U.K. reality show I’m a
Celebrity…Get Me out Of Here set in the Australian outback. Lydon left after
four days earning $42,500 to appear on the program.
2003: Billy Joel was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after he lost control of his car in Long Island & smashed it into a tree.
1997: ZZ Top, James Brown & the Blues Brothers performed the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans.
1991: Queen reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the third time with “Innuendo”. The flamenco guitar solo in the song was performed by Yes guitarist Steve Howe.
1989: Bon Jovi kicked off the North American leg of their Jersey Syndicate Tour in support of New Jersey at the Reunion Arena in Dallas. Skid Row was the opening band.
1986: Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins was involved in a car accident where his car ran off the road, crashed into a culvert, his girlfriend Debra Jean Watts was killed & Collins was paralyzed from the waist down.
1979: Bob Dylan formed his record label Accomplice Records. Little would come of it.
1977: Founding Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green was committed to a British mental institution after he fired a pistol at a messenger who attempted to deliver a royalty check.
1970: John Lennon, wrote, recorded and mixed “Instant Karma!” which was produced by Phil Spector and released 11 days later.
Ashley Hutchings-bassist for Fairport Convention born in 1945
Corky Laing-drummer for Mountain born in 1948
Eddie Van Halen-guitarist for Van Halen born in 1955