2000: Ballet for Life a ballet in tribute to Queen’s Freddie Mercury opened
to a sell-out crowd & fellow Queen members Brian May, John Deacon and Roger
Taylor at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
1996: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live where they performed “Walls” and “Angel Dream”.
1996: Rush debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Test for Echo which went on to go Gold in the U.S.
1991: Bryan Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.
1989: Jimmy Buffett published his second book Tales from Margartiaville which was broken into three sections & contained several short stories.
1976: A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of his latest album Thirty Three & 1/3. Harrison had missed the deadline by two months due to being diagnosed with serum hepatitis earlier in the year. Warner Bros. Records bought out Harrison’s A&M contract and released the album that November.
1974: Bad Company reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time when their self-titled debut began a one week run at number one.
1968: “Hey Jude” by The Beatles began a nine week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This would be the longest run on top of the American singles chart a Beatles single achieved.
1968: The Who peaked at number twenty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Magic Bus”, their third top forty single in the U.S.
Nick St. Nicholas-bassist for Steppenwolf born in 1943