2003: Boston guitarist Tom Scholz filed a lawsuit against Artemis Records for $4 million alleging that the label failed to properly promote their fifth album Corporate America which was released the previous November.
2000: Kiss began a two day auction of various stage props, instruments & costumes worn & used throughout their career, bringing in over $875,000 on this day.
1999: The 1956 sunburst Fender Eric Clapton composed “Layla” on sold for $497, 500 during a charity auction to raise money for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. The 100 guitars Clapton put up for auction raised over $5 million.
1995: During a Pearl Jam concert at The Polo Field in San Francisco, Eddie Vedder called the concert short complaining of the stomach flu. Neil Young would come out to finish the show, but many Pearl Jam fans weren’t happy.
1995: Pink Floyd’s third live album Pulse debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & spent one week on top of the chart. The album went on to go double Platinum in the U.S.
1984: Jimmy Page joined Yes onstage in Dortmund, Germany for a rendition of The Beatles’ “I’m Down”.
1978: Sweet peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Love Is Like Oxygen” which was their fourth and final top ten single in the U.S.
1978: Genesis & Jefferson Starship co-headlined the Knebworth Festival in the U.K. Other acts on the bill included Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Devo & Atlanta Rhythm Section.
1967: Pink Floyd made their television debut on the BBC’s Top of the Pops where they performed “See Emily Play”.
Jeff Beck born in 1944
Arthur Brown born in 1944
Chris Wood-saxophonist for Traffic born in 1944
Mick Fleetwood-drummer for Fleetwood Mac born in 1947
John Illsley-bassist for Dire Straits born in 1949
Jeff Cease-guitarist for The Black Crowes born in 1957