1973: Deep Purple peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Smoke on the Water” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1976: After being ordered to leave the U.S. more than three years ago, John Lennon finally received his green card & was granted permanent residency.
1976: Ted Nugent received his first Gold album for his self-titled debut album released the previous year. It later went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1969: Neil Young appeared onstage with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at the Fillmore East in New York City.
1972: The Who released “Join Together” which went on to reach number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1984: ZZ Top peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Legs” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1974: The Ramones decided that their new lead singer would be their then-drummer Joey Ramone.
1980: The final World Series of Rock in Cleveland took place at Municipal Stadium. The bill included Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Eddie Money, The J. Geils Band & Def Leppard.
1987: Talking Heads’ singer & guitarist David Byrne married actress Adelle Lutz. This was Byrne’s first marriage & the couple would divorce in 2004.
1973: The Kinks’ Ray Davies announced onstage during a Kinks concert at London’s White City Stadium that he would be retiring from music. After the concert he collapsed at a hospital.
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