2006: The Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada named 2112 by Rush a
MasterWork in Canadian sound recording at a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal
York in Toronto. This honor ensured that 2112 would be preserved for future
2004: Apple introduced the U2 Special Edition iPod as part of a partnership alongside the Universal Music Group to promote their upcoming album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.
1991: During a concert at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, Ozzy Osbourne broke his foot onstage. Osbourne played three more concerts in Cleveland, Buffalo & New York City developing an infection in his ankle which caused him to postpone the remaining dates.
1989: Jeff Beck & Stevie Ray Vaughan kicked off their co-headlining tour dubbed The Fire and The Fury Tour at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis.
1984: Nineteen year-old John D. McCollum killed himself after listening to Ozzy Osbourne records throughout the day. One year later, Osbourne and CBS Records were sued by McCollum’s parents alleging that the song “Suicide Solution” contributed to their son’s death. The case was eventually thrown out of court.
1981: “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie was released as a single. The song would later peak number twenty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, but went on to be used in commercials, movies, television shows & be sampled by Vanilla Ice on his hit “Ice Ice Baby” where Queen & Bowie didn’t initially receive credit or royalties.
1980: Jefferson Starship guitarist Paul Kantner suffered a stroke during a recording session in Los Angeles. He would make a full recovery.
1974: Lynyrd Skynyrd peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Sweet Home Alabama” their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1965: The Beatles were awarded Members of the British Empire medals by Queen Elizabeth. The bandmates would later admit to smoking marijuana in the bathroom of Buckingham Palace.
Keith Hopwood-guitarist for Herman’s Hermits born in 1946