1966: Cream released their debut album Fresh Cream which would go on to be certified Gold two years later.
1969: Jimi Hendrix was found not guilty in the Toronto Supreme Court on charges of drug possession. Hendrix told the judge he had “outgrown” drugs.
1991: U2 went to number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the third time when Achtung Baby debuted on top of the chart.
1986: Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to get into advertising after signing a seven-figure deal to be the spokesperson for a wine cooler company.
1970: Badfinger peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “No Matter What” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1982: Def Leppard filmed the music video for “Photograph” in Battersea, London. This video was the video debut of guitarist Phil Collen.
1980: The Talking Heads kick-off their tour of the U.K. at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Support on this tour would come from U2.
1974: Elton John’s Greatest Hits began a ten week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart, giving John his fifth consecutive number one album in the U.S.
1977: Kansas received their second platinum album for Point of Know Return which contained “Dust in the Wind” & went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1979: Ringo Starr’s home in Los Angeles, which he rented from Harry Nilsson caught fire. Nobody was injured, but many of Starr’s Beatles momentos were lost in the fire.
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