1977: Led Zeppelin had to postpone the start of their North American tour in Dallas after Robert Plant came down with laryngitis.
1987: Robert Palmer won his first Grammy award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male category for “Addicted to” Love at the 29th annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
1978: David Coverdale’s Whitesnake made their live debut at the Sky Bird Club in Nottingham, U.K.
1969: The Beatles recorded the basic track & John Lennon’s vocal of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” at Trident Studios in London.
1981: Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon began the first of 15 non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It would go on to be the highest selling album of 1981.
1981: Rush kicked off their tour in support of Moving Pictures at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI.
1960: Elvis Presley received his first Gold album for his sophomore album Elvis.
1984: Jerry Lee Lewis surrendered to federal authorities on charges of income tax evasion. Lewis would later be acquitted.
1977: Glen Matlock was fired as the bassist for the Sex Pistols. When the group reunited in 1996, 2002 & 2007, Matlock was their bassist.
1981: Steely Dan peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hey Nineteen” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.
2000: David Bowie announced that his wife Iman is pregnant with his baby. Their daughter was born August 15th, 2000.
1979: Dire Straits released their debut single “Sultans of Swing” in the U.S., which went on to reach number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
1972: Paul McCartney made his live debut with Wings with a surprise concert at Nottingham University in the U.K.
1980: David Bowie & his wife Angie divorced after being married for nearly a decade. David would receive custody of his son Zowie.
1986: The Rolling Stones filmed their music video for their cover of Bob & Earl’s “Harlem Shuffle” in New York City.