2007: Don Arden, the man once dubbed “the Al Capone of pop”, father of Sharon Osbourne & manager of acts such as The Small Faces, Black Sabbath, & Electric Light Orchestra died of Alzheimer’s disease in Beverly Hills. He was 81 years old.
1990: Roger Waters staged a live performance of The Wall at the Berlin Wall along with such guests as Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Van Morrison, & The Scorpions.
1987: Guns N’ Roses released their landmark debut album Appetite for Destruction which would later spend five weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart & be certified eighteen times Platinum in September 2008.
1986: The Police began sessions to record the follow-up album to Synchronicity but soon abandon the sessions as Sting insisted on pursuing a solo career & acting interests.
1984: ZZ Top peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Legs” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1982: Queen kicked off their final North American tour with Freddie Mercury at the Montreal Forum, in support of their album Hot Space.
1979: Cheap Trick peaked at number seven for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Want You to Want Me” their first top ten single.
1971: Black Sabbath released their third album Master of Reality which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S. & reach number eight on the Billboard 200 Album Chart becoming their first and only top ten album in the U.S.
1969: The Beatles recorded “Come Together” at EMI Studios in London. The song later went on to be covered by artists such as Aerosmith & Michael Jackson.
Howie Epstein-bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers born in 1955
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