1995: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia walked away uninjured after driving a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA.
1976: Sweet peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Fox on the Run” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1988: George Harrison reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the last time with “Got My Mind Set on You”. This was the last number one single by any of the solo Beatles in the U.S.
1969: The Beatles recorded the master takes of “Let It Be”, “The Long and Winding Road” & “Two of Us” at Apple Studios in London.
1996: AC/DC kicked off their first tour in four and a half years at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC in support of their album Ballbreaker. This tour featured the return of drummer Phil Rudd who previously left the band in 1983.
1985: The first Rock in Rio festival kicked off in Rio de Janeiro. The ten day festival featured artists such as Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Yes, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions and Whitesnake.
1986: Ted Nugent made a guest appearance on Miami Vice where he played the villainous Charlie Basset.
1992: Sting made a guest appearance on The Simpsons as himself recording a charity single. Sting’s appearance to this day is credited as one of the best celebrity guest appearances on the program.
1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young made their U.K. live debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1973: Bruce Springsteen released his debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. The album initially sold 25,000 copies in the first year, but would later be certified double platinum in 1992.