More of today’s rock history lesson:
2000: A burglar broke into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, CA and stole $6,000 worth of clothes and electronics belonging to his daughter along with four of Alice’s Gold records.
1989: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Poison” which was Alice Cooper’s final top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, checked out of a rehabilitation clinic in Tucson, AZ after finishing their treatment for alcoholism.
1984: Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Sting & U2 were among some of the artists who participated in the recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for Band Aid at S.A.R.M. studios in London, a project spearheaded by Bob Geldof after viewing a documentary on the famine in Ethiopia.
1976: The Band filmed The Last Waltz which was their final concert with their original lineup. The Last Waltz featured guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters & Neil Young.
1972: London’s Rainbow Theater cancelled the premiere of Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii at the last minute.
1971: Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger & John Densmore announced that The Doors would carry on after Jim Morrison’s death earlier in the year. They would later split up in October of 1973.
1969: John Lennon returned his MBE to Buckingham Palace as a protest of the U.K.’s involvement in foreign military conflicts in the Nigeria Biafra war, the Vietnam War and his single “Cold Turkey” slipping down the charts.
1967: The Who peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Can See for Miles” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.