1985: Dire Straits reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Brothers in Arms which began a nine week run at number one.
1982: Eddie Money appeared on American Bandstand where he performed “Think I’m in Love” & “Shakin’”.
1967: The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein died of a sleeping pill overdose. The Beatles found this out while they were on a retreat with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1980: Cheap Trick announced the departure of bassist Tom Petersson, citing personal & musical differences as the reasons for his departure. He rejoined Cheap Trick in 1988.
1970: Elton John made his U.S. live debut at the Troubadour in Los Angeles where he was booked for a full week.
1966: The Doors entered Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood to begin recording their self-titled debut album which was released the following January.
1982: Crosby, Stills and Nash peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Wasted on the Way” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1973: The Rolling Stones released “Angie” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart shortly after its release.
1977: Alice Cooper began a two-night stand at The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas where he recorded his first live album The Alice Cooper Show.
1977: The Police performed their first concert as a three piece at Rebecca’s in Birmingham, U.K.
1985: ZZ Top headlined the Monster of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. Other acts on the bill included Bon Jovi, Metallica & Ratt.
1971: Rod Stewart released “Maggie May” which went on to become his first number one single in the U.S.
1975: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band began a five night showcase stand at New York City’s Bottom Line shortly before the release of Born to Run.
1972: Alice Cooper reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with “School’s Out” which spent three weeks on top of the chart. It was Cooper’s only number one single in the U.K.
1966: John Lennon apologized at a press conference in Chicago for his comment that “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus”.
1972: After a Wings concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested and fined $1,300 for marijuana possession.
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