This Day in Music History: May 16th

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2010: Ronnie James Dio, singer for Rainbow, Black Sabbath & Dio died of stomach cancer in Houston. He was 67 years old. 


1998: Keith Richards broke his ribs after falling off of a ladder in his library, which caused the Rolling Stones to reschedule several dates of their European tour in support of Bridges to Babylon.


1992: Red Hot Chili Peppers peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Blood Sugar Sex Magik which went on to sell seven million copies in the U.S.


1992: U2 peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “One” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.


1987: U2 topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with the song “With or Without You” which stayed on top for three weeks.


1984: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, TN on charges of public intoxication on Beale Street. According to the police report, Osbourne was “staggering drunk”.


1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Déjà Vu which spent one week on top of chart & went on to sell seven million copies in the U.S.



1969: Pete Townshend spends the night in a New York City jail after assaulting a man who jumped onstage during a Who concert at The Filmore East. It turned out that this man was a plainclothes police officer trying to warn the audience that a fire had broken out, which Townshend wasn’t aware of.


1966: Jeff Beck recorded “Beck’s Bolero” which would be the B-Side of his debut single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” at IBC Studios in London. The song was written by Jimmy Page who also played on the song along with John Paul Jones and Keith Moon.


Birthdays:
Robert Fripp-guitarist for King Crimson born in 1946
Darrell Sweet-drummer for Nazareth born in 1947
Krist Novoselic-bassist for Nirvana born in 1965


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