2003: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the Legend Award at the 2003
Radio Music Awards. Stevie Nicks presented the group with the award.
2003: Sting published the first volume of his autobiography titled Broken Music: A Memoir which chronicled his childhood in Newcastle up to his early days in The Police.
1993: The television program South of Sunset starring Eagles singer & guitarist Glenn Frey as a private eye premiered on CBS. This was the only episode aired as it was cancelled due to low ratings.
1992: Bo Diddley filed a lawsuit against former manager Martin Otelsberg for allegedly taking $75,000 of earnings and unauthorized personal expenses. Diddley would win the lawsuit in June of 1994.
1992: Neil Young released Harvest Moon considered by many to be the sequel of Harvest released twenty years earlier as many of the same musicians appeared on this album. It would be Young’s first album to go platinum since 1979’s Rust Never Sleeps.
1990: AC/DC peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with The Razors Edge which contained “Thunderstruck” & “Moneytalks” & went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1988: U2’s documentary Rattle and Hum which documented the band’s American tour in support of The Joshua Tree received its world premiere in Dublin.
1988: Def Leppard performed their final concert in support of Hysteria at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. This concert was also their final concert with original guitarist Steve Clark who died in 1991.
1970: Black Sabbath kicked off their first tour of North America at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, NJ. Throughout this tour they would share bills with the likes of Alice Cooper, The James Gang, Three Dog Night, Jethro Tull, The Small Faces, Badfinger, and Mungo Jerry.
Garry Tallent-bassist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band born in 1949
K.K. Downing-guitarist for Judas Priest born in 1951
Scott Weiland-singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver born in 1967