1999: Dick Latvala, the curator for the Grateful Dead’s bootlegs died of a
heart attack at 56 years old. His collection of bootlegs was officially
released as part of the Dick’s Picks series.
1996: The Ramones performed their final concert at The Palace in Los Angeles. This was their 2,263rd concert & it featured appearances by former bassist Dee Dee Ramone along with Motorhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder & Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell & bassist Ben Shepherd.
1996: During a concert at an Indiana club, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil left the stage after three songs. The concert began four hours late & Neil said he wasn’t feeling well & the audience of “rednecks” didn’t appreciate his talent. Refunds weren’t offered & police were called to the scene barely able to stave off a riot of 500 ticket holders.
1989: U2 bassist Adam Clayton was arrested in Dublin on charges of marijuana possession. His conviction was waived after making a $40,000 donation to the Dublin Woman’s Aid Centre.
1988: After 57 weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction finally reached number one where it spent the first of five non-consecutive weeks on top.
1980: Pat Benatar released her second album Crimes of Passion which went on to peak at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell four million copies in the U.S.
1977: The Police performed their last concert as a four-piece at the Mont du Marsan Punk Festival in France.
1970: The Festival for Peace was held at Shea Stadium. Some of the artists who performed at the festival include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, The James Gang, Paul Simon & Janis Joplin.
1964: Rod Stewart appeared on British television for the first time on The Beat Room as a member of the Hoochie Coochie Men.