2004: During a Pearl Jam concert in Toledo, OH as part of the Vote for
Change tour, Neil Young & Peter Frampton made surprise appearances to
perform “All Along the Watchtower”, “Act Of Love”, “Cortez The Killer”, &
“Rockin’ in the Free World” with Pearl Jam.
1998: Cheap Trick was inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk. The induction was hosted by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd and all members of the band added their handprints except for singer Robin Zander who wasn’t feeling well.
1995: Journey announced that the Escape-era lineup had reunited. The following year they released Trial by Fire, but by 1998 Steve Perry & Steve Smith had left Journey.
1994: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch performed with the group for the last time at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA.
1982: Peter Gabriel joined Genesis onstage for the first time since leaving the band in 1975 at the WOMAD benefit in the U.K. during an encore of “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)”.
1982: Dire Straits reached the top of the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with their fourth album Love Over Gold which went on to spend four weeks at number one.
1978: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley & Peter Criss’ solo albums were each certified Gold & Platinum by the RIAA.
1976: Joe Cocker was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. While Cocker performed “Feelin’ Alright” John Belushi came out onstage and duets with Cocker.
1967: Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan & Bob Weir were arrested for marijuana possession following a police raid at their house. The charges would later be dropped on a technicality as the police failed to obtain a search warrant.
Eddie Cochran born in 1938
Mike Rutherford-guitarist for Genesis born in 1950
Sting born in 1951