2003: Ozzy Osbourne was rushed into emergency surgery at Wexham Park
Hospital in Slough, U.K. Osbourne broke his collarbone & several ribs after
he crashed an ATV on the grounds of his Buckinghamshire estate.
2000: Sting received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant declared the day Sting Day in Hollywood.
1984: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was involved in a car crash which killed passenger Nick Dingley, drummer of Hanoi Rocks & injured two others. Neil would spend 20 days in jail and pay $2.6 million in compensation.
1984: Bryan Adams made his second appearance on American Bandstand where he performed “Run to You” & “Kids Wanna Rock”.
1983: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ron Wood, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers were among the participants at the Ronnie Lane ARMS Appeal concert at Madison Square Garden.
1980: John Lennon was murdered outside of the Dakota building in New York City where he was living. Mark David Chapman murdered Lennon as Lennon was signing an autograph for Chapman. Lennon was 40 years old.
1979: The Police reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the second time with “Walking on the Moon” which spent one week on top of the chart.
1975: Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour ended its first leg at Madison Square Garden with “Night of the Hurricane”, a benefit for boxer & convicted murderer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. The concert raised over $100,000.
1969: Jimi Hendrix was found not guilty in the Toronto Supreme Court on charges of drug possession. Hendrix told the judge he had “outgrown” drugs.
1961: The Beach Boys released their debut single “Surfin’” on Candix Records. The song would later peak at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Bobby Elliott-drummer for The Hollies born in 1942
Jim Morrison-singer for The Doors born in 1943
Gregg Allman-singer & organist for The Allman Brothers Band born in 1947
Phil Collen-guitarist for Def Leppard born in 1957