1987: The Grateful Dead peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Touch of Grey” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1974: Max Weinberg made his live debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band at The Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA outside of Philadelphia.
1978: Boston reached number one the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with their second album Don’t Look Back which spent two non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.
1990: The Steve Miller Band reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with “The Joker” after it had been used in a commercial for Levi’s commercial in the U.K.
1976: Bob Dylan’s Hard Rain television special aired on NBC. The special was not well received.
1971: John Lennon released his second solo album Imagine. This would be Lennon’s first solo album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1979: Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Bring Me Down” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.
1975: ZZ Top peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Tush” which was the group’s first top 40 single.
1976: Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was injured in a car crash in Jacksonville, FL. This accident inspired Ronnie Van Zant to write “That Smell”.
1971: The Grateful Dead track down their former manager, drummer Mickey Hart's father, Lenny, and have him arrested. He is charged with embezzling 70-thousand-dollars from the group.
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