2003: Led Zeppelin reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time in 24 years with the triple live album How the West Was Won which contained performances from their 1972 U.S. tour, spent one week on top of the album chart.
2002: Months of secrecy surrounding the upcoming wedding of Paul McCartney & Heather Mills were leaked to the press when John Leslie, owner of the 17th Century Castle Leslie slipped to reporters that McCartney booked the Castle for his wedding.
1996: Metallica reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Until It Sleeps” which peaked at number ten.
1991: Bruce Springsteen married for the second time, marrying backing singer Patti Scialfa at their home in Beverly Hills, CA. It was Springsteen’s second marriage.
1991: Extreme went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “More Than Words” which spent one week on top of the chart. They also peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Extreme II. Pornograffitti which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1989: Chrissie Hynde claimed she firebombed a McDonald’s during a Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior’s press conference. The next day a McDonald’s in the U.K. was firebombed & Hynde was threatened with legal action.
1974: Rick Wakeman announced he was leaving Yes. Over the next three decades he would rejoin & leave the band again multiple times.
1970: While on a European tour, Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by police in East Germany after mistakenly driving too close to the border.
1969: Brian Jones, founding member of the Rolling Stones announced he was leaving the band, saying he no longer saw “eye to eye” with the rest of the band.
Boz Scaggs born in 1944
Mick Box-guitarist for Uriah Heep born in 1947
Jeff Rich-drummer for Status Quo born in 1953