1996: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart
at number fifteen with their ninth studio album, Songs and Music from “She’s
the One” which went on to go Gold in the U.S.
1990: Judge Jerry Whitehead ruled that Judas Priest were not responsible for the deaths of two teenagers who committed suicide in Reno, NV in 1985.
1989: The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles with an all-star cast that included Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood & Patti LaBelle.
1979: The Cars performed a free concert at Central Park in New York City in front of an audience of 500,000.
1979: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, the movie featuring The Ramones premiered in theatres across North America.
1975: Queen began recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The song took three weeks to record and featured 180 separate overdubs.
1968: Steppenwolf peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Born to Be Wild” which was their highest charting single in the U.S.
1967: During his 21st birthday party, The Who’s drummer Keith Moon drove a Lincoln Continental into a pool at the Holiday Inn in Flint, MI which earned The Who a lifetime ban from the chain.
1966: The Doors entered Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood to begin recording their self-titled debut album which was released the following January.
David Freiberg-bassist for Quicksilver Messenger Service born in 1938
John Cipollina-guitarist for Quicksilver Messenger Service born in 1943
Ken Hensley-keyboardist for Uriah Heep born in 1945
Jimmy Fox-drummer for the James Gang born in 1947
Michael Derosier-drummer for Heart born in 1951