2006: Elton John begged his record label Universal Records to drop him
during a concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY claiming that the
label barely promoted his last studio album to date The Captain and the Kid
commenting “Please drop me. I’m 58 and I don’t care anymore.”
2004: Grand Funk Railroad manager Terry Knight was murdered in his apartment in Temple, TX. He was 61 years old. His killer was sentenced to life in prison the following year.
2003: Michael J. Fox joined Bruce Springsteen onstage to perform “Light of Day” the Springsteen-penned title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox at a concert in Asbury Park, NJ to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
1992: The sixth Bridge School Benefit concert took place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA & featured Neil Young, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Sammy Hagar & James Taylor.
1986: Whilst in Toronto filming the movie Hearts of Fire Bob Dylan joined the Paul James Band onstage at a bar in Markham, ON.
1986: Boston reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second and final time with their third album Third Stage which spent four weeks at number one.
1971: Alice Cooper released their fourth album Killer which went on to reach number 21 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell one million copies in the U.S.
1969: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Abbey Road which went on to spend twelve non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.
1968: George Harrison became the first Beatle to release a solo album when he released Wonderwall Music a soundtrack to the psychedelic movie Wonderwall.
Ric Grech-bassist for Traffic & Blind Faith born in 1946
Anthony Kiedis-singer for Red Hot Chili Peppers born in 1962
Rick Allen-drummer for Def Leppard born in 1963