More of today’s rock history lesson:
1990: Outside of an AC/DC concert in East Rutherford, NJ, a 21 year old man died after being attacked. A New Jersey state trooper was later cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the incident.
1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Steel Wheels which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1986: Pink Floyd issued a statement that they would continue to use the name even though Roger Waters was no longer in the band.
1978: The Rolling Stones peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart with “Beast of Burden” which was their second top ten single off of Some Girls.
1977: Wings released “Mull of Kintyre” which went on to become their biggest hit in the U.K., later reaching number one for eight weeks. It only went to number forty-five in the U.S.
1972: Berry Oakley, bassist for The Allman Brothers Band died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA. He was 24 years old.
1970: Bob Dylan published his first novel, the long awaited Tarantula which was poorly received.
1969: The Doors’ singer Jim Morrison was arrested for allegedly attacking a stewardess during a flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Morrison was charged with public drunkenness & interfering with the flight of an aircraft. The charges would later be dropped after the stewardess withdrew her evidence.
1965: The Velvet Underground performed their first concert as the opening act for the Myddle Class at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.
Chris Dreja-guitarist for The Yardbirds born in 1945
Vince Martell-guitarist for Vanilla Fudge born in 1945
Rudy Sarzo-bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot & Whitesnake born in 1950