2010: Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi issued a joint statement that Osbourne’s lawsuit the previous year over ownership of the Black Sabbath name was amicably resolved.
1999: Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy, Marky & C.J. Ramone made their final public appearance together at Virgin Megastore in New York City to sign copies of their anthology CD release Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! The Ramones Anthology.
1999: Capitol Records put a stop to radio stations in Detroit & Cleveland airing a bootleg copy of Paul McCartney’s upcoming single “I Got Stung” an Elvis Presley cover.
1986: Carlos Santana celebrated his 39th birthday & 20th anniversary in the music business with a concert in San Francisco where 17 members of Santana, both past & present all performed onstage together.
1979: Electric Light Orchestra released “Don’t Bring Me Down” as a single & dedicated it to NASA’s Skylab, which re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere nine days earlier. It went on to become their biggest hit in the U.S., peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1975: Little Steven Van Zandt made his live debut with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Palace Theatre in Providence.
1974: The Ramones decided that their new lead singer would be their then-drummer Joey Ramone.
1968: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida the second album by Iron Butterfly entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album would go on to peak at number four & sell four million copies in the U.S.
1965: Bob Dylan released “Like a Rolling Stone” which would become his first major hit single eventually peaking at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.
John Lodge-bassist for The Moody Blues born in 1945
Carlos Santana born in 1947
Jay Jay French-guitarist for Twisted Sister born in 1952
Paul Cook-drummer for The Sex Pistols born in 1956
Chris Cornell-singer for Soundgarden born in 1964