2003: Ted Nugent’s reality show Surviving Nugent premiered on VH1. The show
took city dwellers to Nugent’s Michigan ranch to survive “backwoods”
activities including building an outhouse and skinning a boar.
2002: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guest on the season premiere of season 28 of Saturday Night Live.
2000: The Beatles Anthology book, which was twenty years in the making was published in the U.S.
1999: Roger Daltrey announced that The Who was reforming for good. Since first splitting up in 1982, there were one-off reunion tours in 1989 and 1996.
1991: Guns N’ Roses made history entering the Billboard 200 Album Chart at numbers one and two with Use Your Illusion II and Use Your Illusion I respectively. Use Your Illusion II spent two weeks at number one and was the band’s second and last number one album in the U.S.
1991: Ozzy Osbourne debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with No More Tears which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S. Alongside Blizzard of Ozz it is Osbourne’s highest selling album in the U.S. as a solo artist.
1969: The Who made their first and only appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1966: Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed shortly thereafter.
1962: The Beatles released their first single “Love Me Do” in the U.K. where it reached number 17. When it was first released in the U.S. in 1964, it reached number one.
Steve Miller-singer and guitarist for The Steve Miller Band born in 1943
Brian Johnson-singer for AC/DC born in 1947
Brian Connolly-singer for Sweet born in 1949
“Fast” Eddie Clarke-guitarist for Motorhead born in 1950
Bob Geldof-singer for The Boomtown Rats born in 1954