2007: Boston singer & guitarist Brad Delp committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Atkinson, NH. He was 55 years old.
2000: Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde was arrested in New York City during an animal rights protest at a Gap to protest the chain’s alleged purchase of black market leather.
1991: The Clash reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Should I Stay or Should I Go” which spent two weeks on top after it was featured in a commercial for a jeans company.
1987: U2 released The Joshua Tree, the album that’s credited with turning U2 “from heroes to superstars” according to Rolling Stone. Its U2’s biggest selling album to date with over 10 million copies sold in the U.S. alone.
1985: REO Speedwagon reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second time with “Can’t Fight This Feeling” for the first of three weeks.
1981: Robert Plant performed his first solo concert since the breakup of Led Zeppelin in Stourbridge, U.K.
1976: The second leg of The Who’s North American tour in support of The Who By Numbers was postponed after Keith Moon collapsed onstage ten minutes into their set.
1976: Queen’s fourth album A Night at the Opera was certified Gold by the RIAA & later went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.
1974: David Essex peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Rock On” which was Essex’s first and only top ten single in the U.S.
Robert Calvert-singer for Hawkwind born in 1945
Robin Trower born in 1945