1985: Heart peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Never” which was their fourth top ten single in the U.S.
1986: Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to get into advertising after signing a seven-figure deal to be the spokesperson for a wine cooler company.
1981: The Police peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1969: Having seen Eric Clapton perform with Delaney & Bonnie the previous night in London, George Harrison joined them onstage during their concert in Bristol.
1976: The Sex Pistols made their infamous appearance on the U.K.’s ITV program Today, in which host Bill Grundy prompted a profanity-ridden rant from the band.
1972: Wings released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi” which was banned by the BBC due to having lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast. The song would later reach number five in the U.K. & number ten in the U.S.
1965: Colorado Governor John A. Love declared this day as Rolling Stones Day to celebrate the band’s sold out concert at the Denver Coliseum.
1979: Ringo Starr’s home in Los Angeles, which he rented from Harry Nilsson caught fire. Nobody was injured, but many of Starr’s Beatles momentos were lost in the fire.
1971: Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger & John Densmore announced that The Doors would carry on after Jim Morrison’s death earlier in the year. They would later split up in October of 1973.
1992: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s divorce settlement with Mandy Smith was finalized. Smith received the couple’s home, its contents & legal fees.
1974: Gary Wright announced his departure as the keyboardist for Spooky Tooth. Two years later Wright had hits with “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive”.
1990: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announced that his 17 month marriage to model Mandy Smith was over.
1980: Don Henley was arrested after a 16 year old girl was found suffering from a drug overdose at his home Los Angeles. Henley would receive a $2,000 fine & two years probation.
1978: Billy Joel reach the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with 52nd Street as it began the first of eight non-consecutive weeks on top.
1970: Elton John recorded his first live album during a live radio broadcast at A&R Recording Studios in New York City. The album was released the following year as 11-17-70.
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