2003: David Lee Roth injured himself onstage during a concert in
Philadelphia while performing a complicated 15th-century samurai move with a
staff hit Roth in the face. Roth needed 22 stitches to his face and
cancelled the seven remaining dates of his tour.
1997: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their 37-date reunion tour to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Rumours at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT.
1991: Guns N’ Roses released both Use Your Illusion I & II with four million copies of each album shipping, at the time the largest ship-out of an album in the U.S.
1991: Rob Tyner, lead singer of the MC5 died of a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, MI. He was 46 years old.
1983: Def Leppard headlined a festival at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego which also included Eddie Money, Uriah Heep & Motley Crue.
1983: Asia peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Cry” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1976: The Sex Pistols performed a concert for inmates at the Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison in Essex, U.K.
1967: The Doors appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show & were banned from future appearances on the program due to Jim Morrison singing the original lyric “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” in “Light My Fire”.
1967: The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour where Keith Moon rigged his drum set to explode at the end of “My Generation” which did cut Moon’s leg & singed Pete Townshend’s hair, along with doing damage to Townshend’s hearing.
Fee Waybill-singer for The Tubes born in 1950