More of today’s rock history lesson:
2005: Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 2093 Hollywood Blvd.
1999: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was arrested in North Carolina after avoiding arrest for charges of instigating a riot at a concert in Greensboro two years earlier.
1990: Nirvana performed their first concert with Dave Grohl on drums at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, WA.
1988: Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr & his wife Barbara Bach began treatment for alcohol abuse at a rehabilitation clinic in Tucson, AZ.
1988: Van Halen was awarded the Gold Ticket during their concert at Madison Square Garden for playing to over 100,000 fans at the Garden.
1986: Genesis peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Throwing It All Away” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1983: Kiss performed their first concert without makeup at the Cascais Hall in Lisbon, Portugal.
1980: The Police reached number one on the U.K. album chart for the second time with Zenyatta Mondatta which spent four weeks on top of the chart.
1975: The first episode of Saturday Night Live then titled Saturday Night premiered on NBC. The episode was hosted by George Calrin, first musical guests were Janis Ian & Billy Preston & the bandleader was Paul Shaffer.
Gary Mallaber-drummer for The Steve Miller Band born in 1946