2006: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent lost a Supreme Court appeal in a
dispute with former bandmates over royalties for his contributions in the
group’s 1983 album Lick It Up.
2000: Benjamin Orr, bassist and one of the vocalists for The Cars died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Atlanta, GA. He was 53 years old.
1991: Texas governor Ann Richards proclaimed this day Stevie Ray Vaughan Day. An annual motorcycle ride and concert was held on this day and every October 3rd to benefit the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
1981: Seventeen years into their career, The Kinks performed at Madison Square Garden for the first time.
1980: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their tour in support of The River at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, MI. Springsteen forgot the lyrics of “Born to Run” & Bob Seger joined Springsteen onstage for a duet of “Thunder Road”.
1978: Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN.
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” which was their ninth top ten single in the U.S.
1970: Rare Earth peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “(I Know) I’m Losing You” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1967: Bob Dylan’s mentor Woody Guthrie died after suffering from Huntington’s Chorea disease for almost ten years. He was 55 years old.
Lindsey Buckingham-guitarist for Fleetwood Mac born in 1949
Stevie Ray Vaughan born in 1954
Tommy Lee-drummer for Motley Crue born in 1962