1999: It was announced that Jimi Hendrix’s sister Janie was planning to
exhume Jimi’s body and move it to a pay-to view mausoleum. Other plans
included a chance for fans to buy burial plots around Jimi’s new resting
1999: Ozzy Osbourne issued a press release asking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to remove Black Sabbath from the ballot. Black Sabbath was later inducted in 2006.
1996: Van Halen announced that former Extreme singer Gary Cherone would be replacing Sammy Hagar. Cherone only sang on one album, 1998’s Van Halen III.
1986: Dan Rather was mugged by two men asking “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?” This incident would later influence the R.E.M. song “What’s the Frequency,
Kenneth?” which was on their 1994 album Monster.
1980: Queen reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second and final time with “Another One Bites the Dust” which began a three week run at number one.
1975: Pink Floyd reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with Wish You Were Here which spent two weeks on top of the chart.
1973: During a Stephen Stills concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, Graham Nash and David Crosby joined Stills onstage. Neil Young later joined which was Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s first performance in two years.
1970: Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles. She was 27 years old.
1968: Cream began their farewell tour at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
Jim Fielder-bassist for Blood, Sweat & Tears born in 1947