1996: Nirvana reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the
fourth and final time with their live album From the Muddy Banks of the
Wishkah which spent one week on top of the chart.
1996: Rush kicked off their tour in support of their sixteenth studio album Test for Echo at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY. This would be Rush’s first tour without an opening act, which has continued on Rush tours to this day.
1993: Pearl Jam released their second album Vs. The album would debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart setting a then-record selling 950,378 copies in its first week of release.
1981: During Bob Dylan’s concert at the Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, IN, Dylan called up wheelchair-bound friend Larry Kegan for the encore & let him perform Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down” while Dylan played the tenor saxophone.
1979: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their third album Damn the Torpedoes which went on to be their breakthrough album reaching number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & selling two million copies in the U.S.
1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Not Fragile which spent one week on top of the chart.
1968: Peter Frampton was the guest guitarist at a Small Faces concert in London. Shortly thereafter, Frampton would join Humble Pie with former Small Faces singer Steve Marriott.
1968: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Fire” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1966: The Yardbirds landed in New York to begin their first American tour. Lead guitarist Jeff Beck left the group after the first two concerts. Jimmy Page shortly took over as lead guitarist.
Keith Reid-lyricist for Procol Harum born in 1946