2008: Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno
Awards of 2008 in Calgary. Shortly after this Triumph announced plans for a
reunion tour in 2009, which didn’t take place.
2000: An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City which included performances from Elton John, James Taylor, Bryan Adams and Cyndi Lauper.
1999: During a fundraiser for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, Gore’s wife Tipper sat in on conga drums with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir & Mickey Hart. They performed Queen Jane.
1993: Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart sang the national anthem at the Seattle Mariners’ season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Kingdome.
1993: Kiss drummer Peter Criss reached an out of court settlement with The Star hours before their trial was set to begin. Criss had filed a libel lawsuit against them for publishing a story that he was a homeless alcoholic.
1984: Steven Van Zandt announced he was leaving Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Van Zandt left amicably & shortly for Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Van Zandt re-joined the E Street Band in 1999 when they reunited with Springsteen.
1979: Rod Stewart married George Hamilton’s ex-wife Alana Collins in Beverly Hills. They would have two children together before they divorced in 1984.
1974: The first California Jam was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, CA which featured Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Eagles and Black Oak Arkansas.
1971: The Rolling Stones launched Rolling Stones Records which was initially distributed in the U.S. via Atlantic Records. The label was discontinued in 1992.
1968: Pink Floyd announced via press release that singer/guitarist Syd Barrett was no longer in the group.