2011: Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer made his second appearance on The Simpsons where he appeared as himself.
2011: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested on assault charges at his home in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Vincent allegedly smacked his wife in the face & dragged her through a pile of broken glass. Cops also found four dead dogs at the scene.
2001: Motley Crue released their autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller.
2000: The ASCAP awarded Steely Dan the Founders Award, the ASCAP’s top honor for lifetime achievement in songwriting.
1999: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band sold out 15 concerts at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. These concerts set a record for number of shows during a single arena stay.
1979: Cheap Trick received their first Platinum album for At Budokan, which was initially only released in Japan & only released in the U.S. after import copies sold well.
1972: The Guess Who recorded their first live album Live at the Paramount at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
1971: Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones begins a four week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1965: The Beatles went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the eighth time with “Ticket to Ride” which spent one week on top.
Bernie Taupin-lyricist for Elton John born in 1950