2005: Strawberry Field, the Liverpool orphanage immortalized in The Beatles’ song was closed by the Salvation Army due to the final remaining orphans being placed in families.
1993: Jon Bon Jovi & wife Dorothea Hurley became parents for the first time as daughter Stephanie Rose was born.
1989: Keith Richards is given the Living Legend Award at New York’s International Rock Awards. Later an all-star jam takes places featuring Richards, Eric Clapton & Tina Turner.
1982: R.E.M. signed a five album deal with I.R.S. Records. When their contract with I.R.S. Records ended in 1988, they signed with Warner Brothers Records.
1980: The J. Geils Band peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Love Stinks”, their sixth top 40 single in the U.S.
1976: The Who entered the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the loudest concert in history at the time during their concert at England’s Charlton Athletic Grounds with 76,000 watts at 120 decibels. This record would stand for nearly a decade.
1973: Steely Dan received their first Gold record for their debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill which went on to be certified Platinum 20 years later.
1964: The Dave Clark Five made their North American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show where they performed “Glad All Over”. They would later make 18 more appearances, more than any other rock band.
John Bonham-drummer for Led Zeppelin born in 1948