2006: Founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died after slipping into a
coma. He slipped & hit his head at a Rolling Stones concert weeks earlier.
He was 83 years old.
2003: Ozzy Osbourne reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” remade as a duet with his daughter Kelly.
1999: Paul McCartney performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool for the first time since 1963. During the concert, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour & Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice joined McCartney onstage.
1997: Kurt Winter, former guitarist for The Guess Who died of kidney failure. He was 51 years old.
1985: ZZ Top peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Sleeping Bag” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1984: George Harrison joined Deep Purple on stage during their concert in Sydney, Australia.
1980: Yoko Ono asked for a ten-minute silent vigil to take place around the world at 2 p.m. EST. Over 100,000 people gathered in Central Park & 30,000 people assembled in observance in Liverpool.
1979: The Clash released their third album London Calling which went on to reach number twenty-seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, sell one million copies in the U.S. and became one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time.
1974: Styx re-released “Lady” which went on to become their first top ten hit in the U.S. peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Cliff Williams-bassist for AC/DC born in 1949