Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee began a five day jail sentence for
violating his parole. He was charged with violating his parole by
1994: Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie married Michael Jackson in the Dominican Republic. They divorced in January 1996 but remained friends until Jackson’s death in 2009.
1993: Singapore lifted a ban on music by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chicago and Credence Clearwater Revival.
1990: Heart peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You”. The song was written by Mutt Lange & originally offered to Don Henley.
1976: On a transatlantic British Airways flight, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page & Robert Plant got drunk and verbally harassed other first class passengers, including actors Dudley Moore and Telly Savalas.
1973: Deep Purple released “Smoke on the Water” which went on to peak at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1972: Mott the Hoople, on the verge of splitting up was offered two new songs by David Bowie, “Suffragette City” & “All the Young Dudes”. They would record “All the Young Dudes”, which would be their commercial breakthrough.
1971: Don McLean recorded “American Pie”, based on the 1959 plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. It would later reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the following January.
1969: John Lennon & Yoko Ono begin an eight day bed-in in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine in Montreal to promote world peace.
Levon Helm-drummer for The Band born in 1940
Verden Allen-keyboardist for Mott the Hoople born in 1944
Garry Peterson-drummer for The Guess Who born in 1945
Mick Ronson-guitarist for Mott the Hoople & for David Bowie born in 1946
Stevie Nicks born in 1948