1996: David Bowie became the first major artist to release a single on the
internet before it hit radio. “Telling Lies” was included on Bowie’s album
Earthling released in 1997.
1987: During the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, Peter Gabriel won nine awards for “Sledgehammer” including Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Concept Video. Gabriel also received the Video Vanguard Award.
1984: Bruce Springsteen set an attendance record at the Spectrum in Philadelphia when 16,800 fans attended the first of six nights at the venue.
1979: Foreigner released their third album Head Games which went on to reach number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell five million copies in the U.S.
1977: Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin made a guest appearance on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries playing the leader of the fictional band Circus.
1971: Rare Earth peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Just Want to Celebrate” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.
1967: The Beatles headed out on a psychedelic bus & began filming The Magical Mystery Tour. The bus went on to visit Somerset, Cornwall, Devon & Kent in the U.K.
1965: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Help! which spent nine weeks on top of the chart.
1964: At The Beatles’ concert at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL, they requested that the audience be desegregated.
Mickey Hart-drummer for Grateful Dead born in 1943
Tommy Shaw-guitarist for Styx born in 1953