2002: Bruce Springsteen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with The Rising which spent two weeks on top of the chart. The album was Springsteen’s first album with the E Street Band in eighteen years & sold approximately 520,000 copies in its first week of release.
1999: Kiss received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993: Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial book The Satanic Verses joined U2 onstage during their concert at Wembley Stadium in London.
1989: Bruce Springsteen made an appearance at Ringo Starr’s concert at the Garden States Center in Homdel, NJ for four songs: “Get Back”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Photograph” and “With a Little Help from My Friends”.
1979: The Knack reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with their debut album Get The Knack which spent five weeks on top.
1976: Keith Moon was hospitalized in Miami after he collapsed while having a breakdown after he trashed his hotel room at the Fountainbleau Hotel.
1973: After seeing Kiss perform at the Hotel Diplomat in New York, Bill Aucoin offered his managerial services and promised them a record deal, which they shortly received with Casablanca Records.
1966: John Lennon apologized at a press conference in Chicago for his comment that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus”.
1964: At the Railway Hotel in Harrow, U.K., The Who (then known as The High Numbers) began their set without Roger Daltrey who was involved in a fistfight outside with his father-in-law. Daltrey appeared onstage after the fight.
Jim Kale-bassist for The Guess Who born in 1943
Denis Payton-saxophonist for The Dave Clark Five born in 1943
Eric Carmen-singer for The Raspberries born in 1949
Richie Ramone-drummer for The Ramones born in 1957