1986: Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of seven non-consecutive weeks. It was the group’s first number one album.
1967: Pink Floyd cancelled their first U.S. tour after Syd Barrett refused to lip-synch “Arnold Layne” when they appeared on American Bandstand.
1975: Sweet peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Ballroom Blitz” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1970: Free peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “All Right Now” which went on to be their only single to reach the top 40.
1983: Kiss performed their first concert without makeup at the Cascais Hall in Lisbon, Portugal.
1987: Europe peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad “Carrie” which became their biggest hit in the U.S.
1990: Queensryche peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Empire which went on to become their biggest selling album selling three million copies in the U.S.
1991: Ozzy Osbourne debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with No More Tears which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S. Alongside Blizzard of Ozz it is Osbourne’s highest selling album in the U.S. as a solo artist.
1975: Pink Floyd reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with Wish You Were Here which spent two weeks on top of the chart.
1967: Bob Dylan’s mentor Woody Guthrie died after suffering from Huntington’s Chorea disease for almost ten years. He was 55 years old.
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