2007: Twelve concerts took place around the world as part of Live Earth to raise awareness of global warming. These concerts took place in London, New York, Washington D.C., Sydney, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Rome and Antarctica. Some of the artists that performed included The Police, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Cat Stevens & Spinal Tap.
2006: Syd Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd died of pancreatic cancer after a long battle with diabetes. He was 60 years old.
1988: MTV banned Neil Young’s music video for the corporate sponsorship attacking “This Note’s For You” which featured a Michael Jackson-lookalike with hair on fire. Over one year later it would win Best Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1986: David Lee Roth released his debut full-length solo album Eat ‘Em and Smile which featured Steve Vai on guitar. Roth would later release a Spanish version of Eat ‘Em and Smile titled Sonrisa Salvaje.
1984: Bruce Springsteen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Born in the U.S.A. which would spend seven non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart and go on to sell 15 million copies in the U.S.
1984: The Cars peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Magic”.
1980: Led Zeppelin performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Eissporthalle in West Berlin, Germany.
1968: The Yardbirds broke up which led Jimmy Page to form The New Yardbirds, who would later become better known as Led Zeppelin.
1966: The Kinks reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the third and final time with “Sunny Afternoon” which spent two weeks at number one.
Ringo Starr born in 1940