2006: Metallica made an appearance on the season premiere of The Simpsons’
1991: Nirvana released their breakthrough single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which went on to reach number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1988: Guns N’ Roses reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Sweet Child o’ Mine” which spent two weeks on top of the chart.
1988: Van Halen peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “When It’s Love” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.
1979: The Who performed their first American concert without Keith Moon who died the previous year in Passaic, NJ at the Capitol Theatre with new drummer Kenney Jones.
1975: Kiss released their first live album Alive! The double album went on to become their first top ten album in the U.S. and to this day it’s considered a landmark for live albums.
1973: The Rolling Stones’ song “Star Star” was banned from airplay by the BBC due to the chorus containing profanity.
1964: The Kinks topped the U.K. Singles Chart with “You Really Got Me” for the first of two weeks. It would later be covered by Van Halen, Robert Palmer & Oingo Boingo.
1964: Rod Stewart recorded his debut single “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” a cover of a blues standard. It failed to reach the charts.
Danny Hutton-singer for Three Dog Night born in 1942
Don Powell-drummer for Slade born in 1946
Barriemore Barlow-drummer for Jethro Tull born in 1949
Joe Perry-guitarist for Aerosmith born in 1950