More of today’s rock history lesson:
2003: While performing a concert in Nice, France, David Bowie cut his concert short due to laryngitis. His voice gave out during “Ziggy Stardust”.
2002: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer and Lenny Kravitz made guest appearances on The Simpsons running a Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp.
1995: Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt performed their duet “Rock Steady” on the Late Show with David Letterman.
1992: Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was found guilty of property damage, assault & inciting a riot during a 1991 concert outside of St. Louis. Rose was given two years probation and ordered to donate $50,000 to five local social-service organizations.
1986: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band released Live/1975-85 which went on to become one of the biggest selling box sets of all time selling thirteen million copies in the U.S. alone.
1983: Billy Idol released his second solo album Rebel Yell which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell two million copies in the U.S.
1983: Dire Straits singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler got married for the second time when he married Lourdes Salamone. They would divorce in 1993.
1979: The Eagles went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the last time with “Heartache Tonight” a song co-written by Bob Seger.
1968: Jefferson Airplane appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour for the third time. During this appearance where they performed “Crown of Creation” singer Grace Slick in partial blackface gave the black power salute.
Glen Buxton-guitarist for Alice Cooper born in 1947
Greg Lake-bassist for King Crimson & Emerson, Lake & Palmer born in 1947