2003: Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was writing a Broadway musical based
on the life of Russian monk Rasputin.
1997: Don Henley was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton for his role in advancing environmental causes.
1989: Bruce Springsteen stopped in Matt’s Saloon in Prescott, AZ to jam with the house band for an hour. He overheard a barmaid discussing financial problems & one week later, the barmaid received a check from Springsteen for $100,000.
1979: The Police reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with “Message in a Bottle” which spent three weeks at number one.
1978: The original lineup of Black Sabbath released their eighth and final studio album Never Say Die!
1977: David Bowie set up a trust fund for his godson Rolan Bolan, the son of recently deceased T. Rex singer and guitarist Marc Bolan.
1976: While celebrating his birthday, Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bassist Norman Owens twice in the chest while trying to shoot a soda bottle. Lewis would be charged shooting a firearm in city limits.
1973: Grand Funk Railroad reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “We’re an American Band” which spent one week on top.
1967: The Beatles sampled a speech from the BBC Radio’s production of King Lear on “I Am the Walrus”.
Jerry Lee Lewis born in 1935
Mark Farner-singer & guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad born in 1948