1980: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Against the Wind which spent six weeks on top of the album chart. Seger also peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Fire Lake”.
1981: Eric Clapton peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Can’t Stand It” which was Clapton’s fourth top ten single in the U.S.
1975: Pink Floyd performed the final night of a five night stand at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. During the run, 511 audience members were arrested for marijuana possession.
1998: U2 made a guest appearance on the 200th episode of The Simpsons. According to writers, U2 contacted them about making an appearance and the writers immediately wrote them into the episode.
1987: U2 reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with The Joshua Tree, which began a nine week run on top of the chart & went on to sell ten million copies in the U.S.
1970: Elton John made his solo concert debut at London’s Roundhouse opening for T. Rex & Spooky Tooth.
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