2008: Lou Reed married longtime companion, singer Laurie Anderson in a private ceremony in Boulder, CO.
2000: Metallica filed a lawsuit against online music file sharing service Napster for copyright infringement. Metallica became aware of Napster when a demo of their song “I Disappear” which was released on the Mission Impossible II soundtrack was receiving radio airplay three months prior to its official release.
1990: The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ announced that Asteroids 4147-4150 were named Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.
1979: Mickey Thomas replaced Marty Balin as the singer for Jefferson Starship.
1975: David Bowie announced that he was retiring for the second time. Bowie was quoted saying “I’ve rocked my roll. It’s a boring dead end for me, there will be no more rock n’ roll records from me.”
1973: The movie That’ll Be the Day premiered in London. Some of the musicians with appearances in the movie included Ringo Starr, Keith Moon and David Essex.
1971: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s live album 4 Way Street was certified Gold & later went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1968: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention performed at a dinner for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in New York City. During the performance Zappa told the audience: “All year long you people have manufactured this crap, now for one night you’re going to have to listen to it!”
1963: Bob Dylan’s concert at New York City’s Town Hall was recorded by Columbia Records for a live album that is never released.
John Kay-singer for Steppenwolf born in 1944
Pat Travers born in 1954