2005: Keith Knudsen, drummer for The Doobie Brothers died of chronic pneumonia in Kentfield, CA. He was 56 years old.
2004: The Philadelphia Soul, the Arena Football League team co-owned by Jon Bon Jovi played their first game where they lost to the New Orleans VooDoo.
1990: Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home in Santa Clarita, CA. He was 55 years old.
1981: R.E.M. made their first recording sessions at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, GA. Some of the songs recorded included their debut single “Radio Free Europe” which was released the following July on local Hib-Tone Records, which pressed 1,000 copies.
1980: David Bowie & his wife Angie divorced after being married for nearly a decade. David would receive custody of his son Zowie.
1975: Queen released “Killer Queen” which went on to become their first hit single in the U.S., later peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
1971: Bob Dylan’s documentary of his 1966 tour of the U.K. Eat the Document premiered at New York City’s Academy of Music. The film would only receive two other commercial showings.
1971: Frank Zappa was forced to cancel a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall after venue officials deemed Zappa’s classical opus 200 Motels to be obscene & refuse to allow its performance.
1969: Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton of Cream announced that they have formed Blind Faith with Steve Winwood.
Vince Neil-singer for Motley Crue born in 1961