More of today’s rock history lesson:
1998: The Crossroads Center opened in Antigua. The addiction recovery center was underwritten by Eric Clapton. They offer a 29 day recovery program for $9,000.
1992: The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teenagers to commit suicide.
1991: The Boston Pops Orchestra backed Aerosmith for their performance of “Dream On” which was taped for an MTV tenth anniversary special which aired the following month.
1990: Bob Dylan performed at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. Hundreds of cadets sang along when Dylan performed “Blowin’ in the Wind”.
1979: The Police reached the top of the U.K. album chart for the first time with Reggatta de Blanc which spent four weeks at number one.
1975: Neil Young underwent a throat operation in Los Angeles to remove an unwanted growth from his vocal chords.
1973: Goats Head Soup by the Rolling Stones began a four-week run on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was the group’s fourth number one album.
1973: The Allman Brothers Band peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Ramblin’ Man”, their highest charting single in the U.S.
1965: The Who recorded “My Generation” at Pye Studios in London. The song would later be recognized as one of the most influential songs in rock and roll music and be covered by artists such as Iron Maiden, Green Day, Oasis, Phish and Patti Smith.
Paul Simon born in 1941
Robert Lamm-keyboardist for Chicago born in 1944
Sammy Hagar born in 1947