2006: Aerosmith canceled the remaining dates of their Rockin’ the Joint tour due to Steven Tyler needing throat surgery.
2005: Foghat guitarist Rod Price died of head trauma after accidentally falling down a flight of stairs at his home in New Hampshire. He was 57 years old.
1994: Ted Nugent recorded a PSA warning kids of the dangers of inhaling aerosol spray cans.
1986: Heart reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “These Dreams”, which spent one week on top of the chart.
1980: Pink Floyd reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” which began a four week run on top of the chart.
1978: The Police signed with A&M Records. In lieu of a large advance, they received a higher royalty rate.
1975: Led Zeppelin’s double album Physical Graffiti reached the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for the first of six weeks, giving them their fourth number one album.
1974: The Eagles released their third album On the Border which was the first Eagles album to feature guitarist Don Felder.
1971: In Jackson, AL, The Allman Brothers Band was arrested on charges of heroin and marijuana possession. The charges were later reduced to disturbing the peace and the band paid over $5,000 in fines and expenses related to the charge.
Keith Relf-singer for The Yardbirds born in 1943