2007: A tribute concert to former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett took place at the Barbican Centre in London. The concert featured performances from Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, John Paul Jones, Nick Mason & Rick Wright.
2003: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler received an honorary doctorate degree in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
2000: Napster bans 317,377 users from the popular file sharing site for illegally sharing Metallica songs.
1986: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married Heather Locklear in Santa Barbara, CA. They would later divorce in 1994.
1984: Twisted Sister released their third studio album Stay Hungry which went on to become their most successful album selling three million copies in the U.S.
1970: David Bowie received the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song for “Space Oddity”.
1969: The Moody Blues topped the U.K. album chart for the first time with On the Threshold of a Dream which spent two weeks on top.
1967: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards appear in court on drug charges in Chichester, England. They would plead not guilty & elect to go to trial.
1964: Bob Dylan arrived in the U.K. for his first major U.K. tour which kicked off at London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 17th.
Dave Mason-guitarist for Traffic born in 1944
Donovan born in 1946
Sid Vicious-bassist for the Sex Pistols born in 1957
Bono-singer for U2 born in 1960