1982: The Clash made their only appearance on American television on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Straight to Hell” & “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
1988: U2 reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with “Desire” which spent one week on top of the chart. The song would go on to reach number three in the U.S.
1982: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was found guilty of cocaine possession and was given a 12-month conditional discharge.
1992: R.E.M. released their eighth studio album Automatic for the People which went on to reach number two on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.
1999: Roger Daltrey announced that The Who was reforming for good. Since first splitting up in 1982, there were one-off reunion tours in 1989 and 1996.
1994: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch performed with the group for the last time at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, CA.
2004: Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario. He was 58 years old.
1977: Foghat performed a benefit concert at the Palladium in New York City to help the New York Public Library buy a collection of rare blues albums for its Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
1978: The original lineup of Black Sabbath released their eighth and final studio album Never Say Die!
1974: Bad Company reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time when their self-titled debut began a one week run at number one.
1990: Dave Grohl, former drummer for Washington DC based band Scream auditioned to be Nirvana’s new drummer & was offered the job immediately.
1989: The group Chopped Liver performed on the L’Chai-To Life telethon in Los Angeles, which featured Bob Dylan on the recorder alongside actor Harry Dean Stanton.
1980: Bob Marley performed his final concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. Marley collapsed onstage during the concert. Two days before this, Marley collapsed while jogging in New York City’s Central Park and was told to immediately cancel his tour.
1985: The first Farm Aid benefit concert took place in Champaign, IL to raise money for American family farmers. Artists on the bill included Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and John Mellencamp.
1979: Cheap Trick released their fourth studio album Dream Police which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell one million copies in the U.S.
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