2007: New York billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman celebrated his 60th birthday at the Armory on Park Avenue. The evening climaxed with a half hour performance by Rod Stewart, in which Stewart was reportedly paid $1 million.
2000: David Bowie announced that his wife Iman is pregnant with his baby. Their daughter was born August 15th, 2000.
1982: The 300 pound marble slab headstone of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from a cemetery in Orange Park, FL. It was found two weeks later by Orange Park police in a dry river bed.
1981: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon became the longest running rock album on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was the 402nd consecutive week the album was on the chart which would go on to spend 741 consecutive weeks.
1980: The home of Sex Pistols singer John Lydon was raided by police. Lydon greeted them waving a sword until they could produce search warrants. The only illegal item found in his home was pepper spray.
1980: Thin Lizzy singer and bassist Phil Lynott married Caroline Crowther, the daughter of British comedian Leslie Crowther.
1972: Led Zeppelin had to cancel a scheduled concert in Singapore due to the country’s officials refusing to let the band members off the plane because of their long hair.
1970: Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album was released in the U.K. They recorded and mixed the album in just three days & to this day, the album is recognized as one of the main albums credited with the development of heavy metal music.
1961: Frank Sinatra announced the formation of his record label Reprise Records, which would later be home to artists such as Neil Young, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac & Joni Mitchell.
Peter Gabriel born in 1950
Ed Gagliardi-bassist for Foreigner born in 1952
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