2004: A U.S. District Court judge denied the request of a preliminary injunction against Geffen Records filed by Axl Rose, Slash & Duff McKagan to prevent the release of a Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits album.
2004: Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Bob Seger, Traffic, & ZZ Top were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bruce Springsteen inducted Browne, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty inducted Harrison, Kid Rock inducted Seger & Keith Richards inducted ZZ Top.
1980: The Clash’s movie Rude Boy premiered at London’s Prince Charles Cinema. The band members were disenchanted with the movie & it didn’t see release in the U.S. until 2006.
1980: Peter Gabriel reached the top ten on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with “Games Without Frontiers” which peaked at number four.
1977: Bad Company’s fourth studio album Burnin’ Sky was certified Gold by the RIAA. It was commercially, Bad Company’s second least successful album in the U.S. with Paul Rodgers singing for them.
1977: Kansas received their first Platinum album for their fourth studio album Leftoverture which later went on to sell four million copies in the U.S. alone.
1976: Kiss released their fourth studio album Destroyer which went on to become their first album to be certified Platinum & contained such Kiss staples as “Detroit Rock City”, “Shout It Out Loud”, “God of Thunder” & “Beth”.
1975: Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Can’t Get It Out of My Head” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1969: Cream reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the first and only time with Goodbye which reached number two in the U.S.
Phil Lesh-bassist for Grateful Dead born in 1940
Mike Love-singer for The Beach Boys born in 1941
Ry Cooder-guitarist for Captain Beefheart born in 1947
Dee Snider-singer for Twisted Sister born in 1955
Bret Michaels-singer for Poison born in 1963