1970: John Lennon peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Chart with “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” which was Lennon’s first top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.
1976: Gary Wright peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Dream Weaver” which was Wright’s first top ten single in the U.S.
1971: Janis Joplin reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time posthumously with “Me and Bobby McGee” which spent one week on top of the chart.
1976: Nazareth peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “Love Hurts” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1989: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler’s third child was born, a daughter named Chelsea Anna. This was his first child with his second wife Teresa.
1960: Elvis Presley left Germany after serving two years in the Army. During a stop to refuel the plane Presley was flying on in Prestwick, U.K., Presley greeted fans through a fence. This was the only time Presley ever set foot on British soil.
1970: In an interview with U.K. music magazine New Musical Express original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green discussed his plans to give all of his money away.
1970: Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for obscenity during a concert in Oklahoma City for using profanity onstage.
1988: As a joke, Alice Cooper announced plans to run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the “Wild” Party.
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