More of today’s rock history lesson:
2012: Led Zeppelin were recipients at the Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. President Barack Obama drew laughs from the crowd when thanked the band for behaving themselves at the White House.
2003: Alice Cooper received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
1997: At a Rolling Stones concert at the Pontiac Silverdome outside of Detroit, 31 year old Eric Zylema fell 23 feet to his death while dancing on a handrail.
1988: Willie Nelson appeared with Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on Geraldo to discuss “Sex on the Road”.
1982: Def Leppard filmed the music video for “Photograph” in Battersea, London. This video was the video debut of guitarist Phil Collen.
1978: Rod Stewart reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the fifth time with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” which spent one week on top. The song would also reach number one in the U.S. in February the following year.
1973: The Who and members of their entourage were arrested in Montreal for allegedly causing $6,000 worth of damage to a hotel suite after a concert at the Montreal Forum. They spent six hours in jail & paid a $2,100 fine in return for hotel management not pressing charges.
1970: Eric Burdon of The Animals launched his Curb the Clap initiative in Los Angeles by distributing bumper stickers. Burdon said he wanted raise awareness for the number one disease in the record business-VD & raise money for the Los Angeles Free Clinic.
1969: Having seen Eric Clapton perform with Delaney & Bonnie the previous night in London, George Harrison joined them onstage during their concert in Bristol.
Rick Savage-bassist for Def Leppard born in 1960