1999: Rod Stewart was supposed to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. However, he arrived late & decided to toss soccer balls onto the trading floor.
1998: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder sang the national anthem before game three of the NBA Finals between the Utah Jazz & Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago.
1994: Boston released their fourth album Walk On their first album in eight years and their first album without singer Brad Delp, who would rejoin the band for their tour in support of Walk On.
1993: The groundbreaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes place in Cleveland. Among those in attendance are Chuck Berry, Pete Townshend, & Billy Joel.
1991: Jane’s Addiction’s major label debut album Nothing’s Shocking was certified Gold by the RIAA, three years after its initial release.
1988: Bob Dylan performed at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA with Neil Young playing guitar for Dylan’s entire set.
1975: Grand Funk Railroad peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Bad Time” which was their fourth and final top ten single in the U.S.
1969: Blind Faith, the supergroup featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood & Ginger Baker made their live debut performing a free concert at London’s Hyde Park.
1969: Tommy by The Who entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number 96. It would later peak at number four.
Eric Kretz-drummer for Stone Temple Pilots born in 1966
Dave Navarro-guitarist for Jane’s Addiction born in 1967