More of today’s rock history lesson:
2000: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee released his first solo album My Favorite Headache.
1992: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford performed the first of two concerts fronting Black Sabbath opening for Ozzy Osbourne in Costa Mesa, CA filling in for Ronnie James Dio who refused to perform because Osbourne was re-forming the original Sabbath lineup as these concerts were advertised as Osbourne’s farewell concerts.
1992: Bon Jovi reached number one on the U.K. album chart for the second time with their fifth album Keep the Faith which spent one week on top of the chart. The album peaked at number five in the U.S.
1991: Aerosmith were inducted into the Boston Garden Hall of Fame.
1990: Pete Townshend revealed he was bisexual in an interview with Newsweek. In a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone Townshend would later explain that he engaged in some brief same-sex experiment in the 1960’s, he is heterosexual.
1989: Aerosmith kicked off their first European tour in twelve years at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. David Coverdale of Whitesnake joined them onstage for a rendition of The Beatles’ “I’m Down”.
1987: Billy Idol peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his first compilation album Vital Idol which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1977: Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Alive II at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Pink Floyd kicked off a U.K. tour at Royal Albert Hall in London.
James “J.Y.” Young-guitarist for Styx born in 1949
Frankie Banali-drummer for Quiet Riot born in 1951
Alec John Such-bassist for Bon Jovi born in 1956