Rush’s original drummer John Rutsey died in his sleep of an apparent
heart attack due to complications from diabetes. He was 55 years
2003: Noel Redding, bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at 57 years old in County Cork, Ireland.
2003: Jackson Browne made a guest appearance on The Simpsons where he sang a duet with Homer Simpson which was a parody of Browne’s song Rosie.
1982: Iron Maiden kicked off the North American leg of their tour in support of The Number of the Beast at the IMA Auditorium in Flint, MI opening for Rainbow. Throughout the North American leg they also opened for 38 Special, the Scorpions & Judas Priest.
1981: Bob Marley died of lung cancer & a brain tumor at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami. He was 36 years old.
1974: Led Zeppelin attended Elvis Presley’s concert at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles. During the concert, Presley stopped a song and told his band to start a song again because Led Zeppelin was in the audience.
1972: While appearing on the Dick Cavett Show, John Lennon says that he thinks the FBI is tapping his phone as part of a plan to have him deported from the U.S.
1965: The Byrds make their debut on U.S. television on Hullabaloo performing “Mr. Tambourine Man”.
1964: The Rolling Stones are refused lunch at the Grand hotel in Bristol, England because they were not wearing jackets & ties.
Kit Lambert-producer and manager for The Who born in 1935
Eric Burdon-singer for The Animals born in 1941
Butch Trucks-drummer for The Allman Brothers Band born in 1947