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This Day in Music History: January 7th

2004: The Black Crowes’ singer Chris Robinson’s wife, actress Kate Hudson gave birth to their first child, a son named Ryder Russell.

1999: After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart announced his separation from his second wife Rachel Hunter. Their divorce was finalized in 2006.

1997: Two bronze busts worth $70,000 were stolen from George Harrison’s garden at his mansion in Henley, U.K.

1994: Nirvana performed their final concert in the U.S. at the Seattle Center Arena.

1992: John Mellencamp kicked off his first North American tour in four years at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, GA before a sellout crowd of 6,792.

1989: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their reunion album American Dream. Despite numerous poor reviews the album went on to go Platinum in the U.S.

1980: Foreigner’s third album Head Games was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA & later went on to sell five million albums in the U.S. alone.

1974: Aerosmith kicked off their tour in support of Get Your Wings at the State Theatre in Detroit.

1970: Max Yasgur, whose farm played host to the first Woodstock was sued by neighboring farmers for $35,000 in property damage.

Birthdays:
Jann Wenner-co-founder & publisher of Rolling Stone magazine born in 1946

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