2004: Chevrolet ended its 15 year association with Bob Seger whose song
“Like A Rock” had been used in their commercials for its Silverado truck.
1999: Led Zeppelin topped a chart of a different kind, Britain’s most bootlegged musicians with 384 bootleg titles seized over the past 25 years.
1998: Carlos Santana was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
1991: AC/DC headlined the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that included Metallica, Motley Crue, Queensryche & The Black Crowes. This was the first & only time in the festival’s history that every band on the bill had a Platinum album in the U.S.
1991: Nirvana filmed the music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Culver City, CA. The video cost less than $50,000 to make & led MTV to favor alternative bands in place of pop metal bands.
1989: Pete Townshend smashed his hand during a Who concert at the Tacoma Dome, doing a windmill guitar riff during “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. After the concert Townshend was treated at Tacoma’s St. Joseph Hospital with cuts on his finger & palm.
1985: ZZ Top headlined the Monster of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. Other acts on the bill included Bon Jovi, Metallica & Ratt.
1974: Eric Clapton reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with his second solo album 461 Ocean Boulevard which spent four weeks on top of the chart.
1966: The Beatles created more controversy during a press conference in Toronto when John Lennon sided with American draft dodgers that moved to Canada rather than go to war in Vietnam.
Sib Hashian-drummer for Boston born in 1949
Gilby Clarke-guitarist for Guns N’ Roses born in 1962