1970: Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for obscenity during a concert in Oklahoma City for using profanity onstage.
1977: The Eagles reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the third time with “New Kid in Town”, their first single off of Hotel California which spent one week on top.
1980: Bob Seger released his eleventh studio album Against the Wind which was his third album with The Silver Bullet Band. The album went on to reach number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell five million copies in the U.S.
1988: As a joke, Alice Cooper announced plans to run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the “Wild” Party.
1970: The Doors received their fifth Gold album for Morrison Hotel which went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.
1969: Goodbye Cream, the documentary film of Cream’s farewell concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall premiered in Baltimore.
1980: AC/DC singer Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning in London while sleeping in a friend’s car. He was 33 years old.
1972: Neil Young received his third Gold record for Harvest, which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1988: A 12 year old boy in Hollywood, FL set his legs on fire & suffered burns over 10 percent of his body while trying to imitate a stunt in Motley Crue’s music video “Live Wire”. Motley Crue issued a statement saying their stunts should not be tried at home.
1972: John Lennon performed with Chuck Berry on The Mike Douglas Show, performing Memphis & Johnnie B. Goode during Lennon & Yoko Ono’s week-long stint hosting The Mike Douglas Show.
1970: Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album was released in the U.K. They recorded and mixed the album in just three days & to this day, the album is recognized as one of the main albums credited with the development of heavy metal music.
1966: The Who peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “My Generation” which was their second single to chart in the U.S. The song reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart the previous November.
1964: The Beatles performed their first concert in the U.S. at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C.
1978: Van Halen released their self-titled debut album. It peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 album chart & went on to sell ten million copies in the U.S. alone.
1972: Paul McCartney made his live debut with Wings with a surprise concert at Nottingham University in the U.K.
1980: Dream Police by Cheap Trick was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.
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