More of today’s rock history lesson:
1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs The Yellow Album which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.
1994: At the first MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platz in Berlin, Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.
1992: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s divorce settlement with Mandy Smith was finalized. Smith received the couple’s home, its contents & legal fees.
1991: Queen singer Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS, one day after publicly admitting he was HIV positive. He was 45 years old.
1991: Kiss drummer Eric Carr died of complications from cancer at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He was 41 years old.
1990: Alias, a band featuring early Heart members Roger Fisher, Steve Fossen & Mike Derosier peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad “More Than Words Can Say”.
1984: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married model Elaine Margaret Starchuk. They would divorce the following year.
1966: The Beatles got together for the first time since their American tour ended & recorded “Strawberry Fields Forever” at EMI Studios in London.
1964: The Who performed their first concert under their new name after changing their name from The High Numbers at London’s Marquee Club.
Bev Bevan-drummer for The Move & Electric Light Orchestra born in 1944