2003: Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour & Sting were awarded as Commanders
of the British Empire at the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their
services to music.
1983: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released their debut album Texas Flood which was recorded in just three days. The album, which peaked at number 64 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, would later go on to be certified double platinum.
1980: Roadie opened in movie theaters across the U.S. Among those appearing in the movie include Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Blondie & Roy Orbison.
1980: Before a Philadelphia Phillies home game, Pat Benatar performed a short set & danced with the team mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.
1979: The Cars released their second album Candy-O which went on to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.
1975: John Lennon made his final television performance on Salute to Sir Lew Grade. He performed “Slippin’ and Slidin’” and “Imagine”.
1970: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the twelfth and last time with “The Long and Winding Road” which spent two weeks on top. They were also atop the album chart with Let It Be which spent four weeks on top.
1964: The Rolling Stones made their first major U.S. television appearance on ABC’s Hollywood Palace. The show’s host Dean Martin mocked the Stones for their long hair and seeming delinquency. After acrobat Larry Griswold performed some death-defying stunts, Martin said “That’s the father of the Rolling Stones. He’s been trying to kill himself ever since.”
1958: Frank Zappa graduated high school from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA. One of Zappa’s classmates was Captain Beefheart.
Dennis Locorriere-guitarist for Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show born in 1949
Howard Leese-guitarist for Heart born in 1951