1997: Joni Mitchell publicly announced that she found her daughter, Kilauren
Gibb. Mitchell had given her up for adoption in 1965.
1990: Nirvana entered Smart Studios in Madison, WI where they recorded a demo produced by Butch Vig which they shopped around to major labels. The demo included “Lithium”, “In Bloom” & “Polly” which later appeared on their first major label album Nevermind released the following year.
1990: Eric Clapton was fined over $400 by Walton-on-Thames Magistrates court, after being booked for speeding at 105 mph. Clapton was banned from driving for three months.
1987: U2 kicked off their tour in support of The Joshua Tree in Tempe, AZ at the Arizona State University Activity Center.
1977: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac began the first of 31 non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 album chart. As of 2003, Rumours had been certified platinum 19 times & it’s the ninth biggest selling album of all time in the U.S.
1977: Kansas reached the top five of the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time as Leftoverture peaked at number five where it stayed for four weeks.
1967: Steve Winwood left The Spencer Davis Group to form his own band, which would later become Traffic.
1964: The Beach Boys recorded the instrumental track for “I Get Around” at United Western Recorders in Hollywood. The song went to number one that same July.
1957: Elvis Presley performed his first concert outside of the U.S. when he performed at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. The following night Presley performed in Ottawa & later in the year he performed in Vancouver. These were Presley’s only concerts he performed outside of the U.S.
Leon Russell born in 1942
Kurt Winter-guitarist for The Guess Who born in 1942
Leon Wilkeson-bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd born in 1952
David Robinson-drummer for The Cars born in 1953