2003: Simon and Garfunkel announced plans for their reunion tour, their
first tour in twenty years.
1996: Tom Petty’s wife of 22 years Jane filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of divorce.
1992: At the ninth annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Van Halen won Video of the Year, Best Direction and Best Editing for “Right Now”. Backstage during the show, Kurt Cobain and Axl Rose got into an argument after Courtney Love jokingly asked Rose to be the godfather of Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean. Rose reportedly told Cobain to keep Love in line.
1987: Pink Floyd kicked off their first tour without Roger Waters at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, ON in support of A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
1982: Rush released their ninth studio album Signals. This was their first album to simultaneously be certified Gold & Platinum, went on to peak at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, & contains their only top forty Pop hit “New World Man”.
1978: Foreigner peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hot Blooded” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1971: John Lennon released his second solo album Imagine. This would be Lennon’s first solo album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1968: The Beatles recorded “Helter Skelter” at EMI Studios in London. Helter Skelter would go on to be covered by Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, Motley Crue, U2 & Bon Jovi.
1956: Elvis Presley made his debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show where he was filmed from the waist up.
Doug Ingle-singer and organist for Iron Butterfly born in 1945
Bruce Palmer-bassist for Buffalo Springfield born in 1946
John McFee-guitarist for The Doobie Brothers born in 1950