2003: During a Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert in Jacksonville, FL, they opened their encore with Hank Ballard’s “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go” in tribute to Ballard who passed away two days earlier.
1987: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers obtained a restraining order against the B.F. Goodrich Tire Company from using a song similar to Petty’s “Mary’s New Car”.
1986: Richard Manuel, pianist for The Band hung himself in his hotel room in Winter Park, FL. He was 42 years old.
1983: During a concert at the Convention Center in Louisville, KY, Neil Young collapsed onstage due to exhaustion.
1978: The IRS raided the home of Jerry Lee Lewis & repossessed $170,000 worth of automobiles to pay off his tax debts.
1973: Pink Floyd kicked off their tour in support of Dark Side of the Moon at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum in Madison, WI.
1972: T. Rex peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.
1970: Janis Joplin was fined $200 for using obscene language during a concert in Tampa in November 1969.
1967: “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for one week, making it the group’s fourth number one single.
Chris Squire-bassist for Yes born in 1948
Jason Newsted-bassist for Metallica born in 1963