2004: Country Music Television premiered an episode of CMT Crossroads which featured Heart and Wynonna Judd.
1996: Deep Purple performed “Smoke on the Water” in Montreux for the first time. “Smoke on the Water” was written after the band survived a nightclub fire in Montreux.
1995: The Grateful Dead performed their final concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
1994: The Kiss tribute album Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its peak position of number nineteen. The album featured Kiss songs covered by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks & Extreme.
1991: Judas Priest, Alice Cooper & Motorhead kicked off their Operation Rock ‘n Roll Tour at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. This would be Rob Halford’s last tour with Judas Priest before he re-joined the band in 2003.
1990: Billy Idol joined Tom Jones onstage at the Los Angeles nightclub Spice singing “Great Balls of Fire”, “Babaloo” & “To Be a Lover”.
1988: Cheap Trick went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “The Flame” which spent two weeks on top. When guitarist Rick Nielsen first heard the song, he smashed the tape & the song was initially recorded by them just to appease their record label at the time.
1983: The Police reached number on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the first and only time with “Every Breath You Take” which spent eight weeks on top.
1962: Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ in the Wind” in New York City at Columbia Studios.
Bon Scott-singer for AC/DC born in 1946