2005: Defense contractor David H. Brooks spent $10 million on his daughter Elizabeth’s bat mitzvah which featured performances by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, the Eagles’ Don Henley & Joe Walsh, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.
1981: The British Phonographic Industry placed advertisements commenting that home taping was wiping out music. Elton John, Cliff Richard, & 10CC backed this campaign.
1981: The Grateful Dead & The Allman Brothers Band canceled a scheduled concert at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando due to only 10,000 tickets being sold for a stadium that held 60,000.
1970: George Harrison released his third solo album All Things Must Pass the first solo album he recorded after The Beatles broke up. This album would later go on to be regarded as one of the best albums made by a Beatle as a solo artist.
1970: Black Sabbath performed at The Sunshine In in Asbury Park, NJ. Opening for Black Sabbath was Steel Mill, which featured Bruce Springsteen.
1969: The Rolling Stones performed the first of four sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City & they were supported by The Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Janis Joplin joined them onstage for a duet with Tina Turner.
1968: Steppenwolf received their first gold record for their debut album which featured “Born to Be Wild”.
1967: The Beatles released Magical Mystery Tour in the U.S. which went on to reach number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart the following January & sell six million copies in the U.S. alone.
1964: Mick Jagger was fined $18 for reckless driving in Totenhall, U.K.
Jimi Hendrix born in 1942
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