2007: Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 51 years old.
2002: R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was found not guilty of attacking British Airways staff in an alleged air rage incident which took place on a flight from Seattle to London in April of 2001. U2 frontman Bono was among those who testified in Buck’s defense.
1998: Cozy Powell, drummer for Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath died in a car accident in Bristol, U.K. He was 50 years old.
1997: Aerosmith debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Nine Lives which was their second and final album to reach number one in the U.S. where it went on to sell two million copies.
1997: Kiss performed without Peter Criss in Columbus, GA due to severe pains in his arms. Peter’s drum tech Eddie Kanon performed in the Criss cat makeup, “Beth” was removed from the set list and Paul Stanley sang lead on “Black Diamond”.
1992: Kansas recorded their second live album at the Whisky A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, which was released the following July as Live at the Whisky.
1986: Ozzy Osbourne peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with The Ultimate Sin which was Osbourne’s first top ten album as a solo artist in the U.S.
1980: R.E.M. performed live for the first time at a friend’s birthday party held in a converted Episcopal church in Athens, GA.
1980: Genesis went to number one of the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with Duke, which began a two reek run on top.
Peter Grant-manager for Led Zeppelin born in 1935
Allan Clarke-singer for The Hollies born in 1942
Mike McCready-guitarist for Pearl Jam born in 1966