2007: The Police kicked off their reunion tour in Vancouver at the General Motors Place. The tour went on for fifteen months, sold 3.7 million tickets & went on to gross $358 million, making it the third highest grossing tour of all time.
1988: Iron Maiden peaked at number twelve on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Seventh Son of a Seventh Son which went on to go Gold in the U.S.
1988: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married clothing designer Teresa Barrick in Barrick’s hometown of Tulsa, OK. This was Tyler’s second marriage and the couple would divorce in January 2006.
1983: The US Festival kicked the first of three days in San Bernardino, CA. Among the performers are Van Halen, David Bowie, The Clash, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, The Scorpions, Triumph, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, U2 & Stevie Nicks.
1983: Axl Rose performed his final concert with Rapidfire at Gazzari’s on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles where future bandmate Slash was in attendance.
1977: Bruce Springsteen reached a settlement with former manager Mike Appel, which freed him to enter the recording studio. Their legal entanglements prevented him from recording.
1977: Two concerts were held at Oakland’s Oakland-Almeda County Stadium which drew over 100,000 fans for a bill that featured the Eagles, Steve Miller, Heart and Foreigner.
1976: The Allman Brothers Band broke up for the first time after Gregg Allman testified against a road manager accused of drug trafficking.
1973: The Faces’ bassist Ronnie Lane departed from the group & formed a new group Slim Chance.
John Fogerty-singer & guitarist for Credence Clearwater Revival born in 1945