2003: Neil Young’s movie Greendale which is based on the concept album of
the same name premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
1990: Credence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty died due to complications from AIDS acquired during a blood transfusion.
1989: Neil Young received the Video of the Year award at the MTV Video Music Awards for “This Note’s For You” which was initially banned by MTV because it mentioned corporate sponsors. The show also featured performances by The Cult, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Axl Rose, and Def Leppard.
1980: The Rolling Stones peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Emotional Rescue” which was their nineteenth top ten single in the U.S.
1975: Red Octopus by Jefferson Starship began the first of four non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1975: ZZ Top peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Tush” which was the group’s first top 40 single.
1970: Jimi Hendrix performed his final concert when he appeared at the Love and Peace Festival on the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany.
1968: Eric Clapton recorded the guitar solo for The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.
1965: The Rolling Stones began recording “Get Off of My Cloud” at RCA Studios in Hollywood. The song would reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart two months later.
Roger Waters-bassist & singer for Pink Floyd born in 1944