1999: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil &
Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra performed a concert at the Show Box in
Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization summit.
1993: Pink Floyd held a press conference to announce their 1994 world tour, which proved to be the band’s last tour.
1990: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille spent six hours in jail in Louisville after being arrested for public drunkenness & criminal mischief after a concert at Louisville Gardens.
1984: Billy Squier made his first and only appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
1983: Geffen Records sued Neil Young for $3 million because the label said Young’s new music was “not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums”. The lawsuit would later be settled out of court.
1980: The Talking Heads kick-off their tour of the U.K. at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Support on this tour would come from U2.
1976: The Sex Pistols made their infamous appearance on the U.K.’s ITV program Today, in which host Bill Grundy prompted a profanity-ridden rant from the band.
1973: “Dream On” by Aerosmith initially peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. When it was reissued as a single two and a half years later, it would peak at number six.
1966: Jimi Hendrix signed an exclusive management deal for four years with Mike Jeffrey, Kit Lambert & Chris Stamp’s Yameta Company.
Eric Bloom-singer for Blue Oyster Cult born in 1944
John Densmore-drummer for The Doors born in 1944