1993: Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander released his self-titled solo debut. It included guest appearances from Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers & Zander’s Cheap Trick bandmates Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson.
1991: Van Halen went to number one on the Billboard 200 album chart for the third time when For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge debuted at number one and spent the next three weeks on top of the chart.
1987: The Grateful Dead released their twelfth studio album In the Dark which went on to peak at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell two million copies in the U.S. This was their highest charting album in the U.S.
1985: Heart released their self-titled eighth studio album which went on to become their first and only number one album in the U.S. & sell five million copies in the U.S.
1980: During a Ted Nugent concert in Hollywood, FL, 36 fans were arrested for allegedly smoking pot and throwing bottles onstage.
1977: At a Pink Floyd concert in Montreal at Olympic Stadium, Roger Waters got so angry at a fan that was climbing the mesh that separated the crowd from the band, he spit on him. This incident would lay the groundwork for Pink Floyd’s next album, The Wall.
1975: Keith Richards was arrested & charged with reckless driving & carrying an offensive weapon (a seven inch hunting knife) in Fordyce, AR. Richards was released on a $162 bail & later be cleared of all charges.
1973: Queen released their debut single in the U.K. on EMI Records, “Keep Yourself Alive”.
1965: Jefferson Airplane formed in San Francisco. Their name came about after a San Francisco blues musician gave guitarist Jorma Kaukonen the name of a fictitious blues singer Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane, a parody of Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Bill Haley born in 1925
Mike Shrieve-drummer for Santana born in 1949