1993: Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles with
his wife and children at his side. He was 52 years old.
1991: Van Halen performed a free concert at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas to make-up for a concert in 1988 in Dallas when Sammy Hagar lost his voice halfway through their set.
1988: Roy Orbison performed his final concert at the Front Row Theatre in Highland Heights, OH outside of Cleveland.
1980: Led Zeppelin publicly announced that they would be disbanding following the death of drummer John Bonham.
1976: Kiss peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Beth” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1976: Tommy Bolin, guitarist for Deep Purple and The James Gang was found dead in a Miami hotel room from a drug overdose. He was 25 years old.
1976: Workers at EMI Records in the U.K. went on strike refusing to package The Sex Pistols’ single “Anarchy in the U.K.”
1975: Kiss received their first Gold record as Alive! was certified Gold by the RIAA.
1956: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash recorded together at Sun Records Studio in Memphis. The sessions were later released as The Million Dollar Quartet & weren’t released until 1981.
Chris Hillman-bassist for The Byrds born in 1944
Dennis Wilson-drummer for The Beach Boys born in 1944
Southside Johnny-singer for Asbury Jukes born in 1948
Gary Rossington-guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd born in 1951