1989: Bon Jovi peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart
with “Lay Your Hands on Me” which was their fourth top ten single off of New
1987: Jerry Garcia reached an agreement with Ben & Jerry’s over the introduction of the Cherry Garcia flavor. It was agreed that 50% of royalties went to the Grateful Dead’s Rex Foundation, which continues to this day.
1982: The Asgard Hotel in Dublin which was owned by Thin Lizzy singer/bassist Phil Lynott was completely destroyed in a fire.
1974: Neil Peart became the new drummer for Rush, replacing John Rutsey who left the band due to health problems.
1973: Led Zeppelin lost $180,000 in cash when a thief stole their hotel safe deposit box from two concerts at Madison Square Garden.
1972: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “School’s Out” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1968: Gram Parsons left The Byrds on the eve of the South African leg of their tour for due to his refusal to play to segregated audiences.
1967: The Doors went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Light My Fire” which spent three weeks on top.
1966: Bob Dylan was involved in a motorcycle accident in Woodstock, NY in which he suffered a concussion & broken neck vertebrae. He disappeared from the public eye for the next 18 months after this accident.
Neal Doughty-keyboardist for REO Speedwagon born in 1946
Geddy Lee-bassist & singer for Rush born in 1953
Patti Scialfa-backup singer for The E Street Band born in 1953
John Sykes-guitarist for Thin Lizzy & Whitesnake born in 1959