More of today’s rock history lesson:
2005: At a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA, the concert was halted 8 songs into the Stones’ set after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. After a 45 minute search of the stage, the concert resumed.
2002: Mick Jagger donated $170,000 to his old grammar school in Dartford, U.K. for musical instruments and a band director.
1998: Bruce Springsteen went to court in the U.K. to prevent Masquerade Music from selling a compilation of recordings Springsteen made before he signed to Columbia Records titled Before the Fame. Springsteen would ultimately win the case.
1994: Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey underwent abdominal surgery to relieve pain from diverticulitis at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which caused the Eagles to postpone their Hell Freezes Over reunion tour for the remainder of the year.
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.
1990: Queensryche peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Empire which went on to become their biggest selling album selling three million copies in the U.S.
1990: Billy Idol peaked at number fifty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his cover of The Doors’ “L.A. Woman”. It was Idol’s final single to chart in the U.S.
1980: Sex Pistols singer John Lydon was arrested in Dublin after allegedly getting involved in a barroom brawl. Lydon was later acquitted on appeal.
1964: The Beatles recorded “Eight Days a Week” in 13 takes at EMI Studios in London. It was the first time Lennon & McCartney went into the studio with an incomplete song & then finished it during the recording process.
Kevin Cronin-singer for REO Speedwagon born in 1951
Tommy Stinson-bassist for The Replacements and Guns N’ Roses born in 1966