2005: Pink Floyd announced that they would perform at the Live 8 concert in
London with Roger Waters for the first time since 1981.
2003: Queen, Phil Collins, Van Morrison & Little Richard were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.
2000: During the first night of a twelve night stand at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen’s performance of “American Skin”, a song about the shooting of an unarmed West African man by four white New York City plainclothes police officers, was met with mixed reactions.
1989: The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. This museum contained over 20 cars which were owned by Presley.
1982: Jackson Browne, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen & James Taylor were among the 750,000 in attendance for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament at Central Park in New York City, the largest political rally in U.S. history.
1972: John Lennon released his third post-Beatles album Some Time in New York City his fourth album with Yoko Ono.
1970: The Guess Who performed at the White House for an audience which included Prince Charles and the Nixons. Mrs. Nixon requested that they drop “American Woman” from the set.
1966: The Dave Clark Five made their record breaking twelfth appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The band later made six more appearances, a record for a British band.
1965: It was announced that The Beatles would be included in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List where each member would be become a Member of the British Empire.
Bun E. Carlos-drummer for Cheap Trick born in 1951
Brad Delp-singer for Boston born in 1951
Pete Farndon-bassist for The Pretenders born in 1952