2009: Eddie Van Halen made a cameo appearance on the season premiere of the
seventh season of Two and a Half Men. Van Halen was quoted saying “I
typically shy away from these requests as I’m not an actor, but Charlie
Sheen and I are friends & since it was a scene with him, I agreed.”
2001: The benefit concert America: A Tribute to Heroes was broadcast on 35 U.S. television stations with performers such as Bruce Springsteen, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sting, & Neil Young appearing, raising $30 million for the United Way’s September 11th telethon fund.
1991: Dire Straits entered the U.K. Album Chart at number one with their sixth and final album On Every Street which spent one week on top.
1985: Dire Straits reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Money for Nothing” which spent three weeks at number on top of the chart.
1984: Rush filmed their concert at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens which would later be released as Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984.
1980: Elton John left longtime label MCA to sign a six year contract with David Geffen’s new label Geffen Records. He returned to MCA after his contract expired.
1979: Cheap Trick released their fourth studio album Dream Police which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell one million copies in the U.S.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”. It went on to peak at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, making it Hendrix’s only top forty single in the U.S.
1968: Deep Purple’s debut single, a cover of Joe South’s “Hush” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
Don Felder-guitarist for The Eagles born in 1947
Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor-drummer for Motorhead born in 1954