This Day in Music History: August 15th

2001: Peter Frampton made a guest appearance on Family Guy. When Death visited Frampton’s house, Frampton said Death should be at Keith Richards’ house, which was a joke pitched by Frampton himself. 

2000: Iman gave birth to her gave birth to her first child with David Bowie, a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones.

1997: Tony Nicole Tony Records filed a lawsuit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley for alleged intentional interference with Peter Criss’ contract with the label. The lawsuit claimed Simmons & Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.

1987: Sammy Hagar peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with I Never Said Goodbye which was the only solo album Hagar released when he was in Van Halen.

1987: Keith Richards entered Le Studio in Montreal to begin work on his debut solo album Talk is Cheap which would be released in October of 1988.

1983: Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four hour emergency brain surgery to remove blood clots after being kicked in the head repeatedly in a fight. The Ramones would name their next album Too Tough to Die in his honor.

1981: Pat Benatar reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Precious Time which spent one week on top of the chart.

1980: George Harrison published his first book I Me Mine which was a collection of song lyrics and reflections on his religious beliefs. 

1969: The first Woodstock Festival kicked off in White Lake, NY. It was attended by over 400,000 concertgoers & featured acts such as Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Santana, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Mountain, Joe Cocker, The Band, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young & Jimi Hendrix.