1992: A Los Angeles judge threw out a $25 million palimony suit brought against Rod Stewart by former girlfriend, model Kelly Emberg.
1992: The publishers of John Lee Hooker’s song “Boogie Chillen” filed a lawsuit against ZZ Top, claiming that “La Grange” had ripped off Hooker’s song. This lawsuit would be dismissed five months later.
1986: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia lapsed into a five day diabetic coma which resulted in The Grateful Dead cancelling the remainder of their tour.
1984: Rush and Ozzy Osbourne co-headlined the Texxas Jam Festival at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The other acts on the bill were Bryan Adams, .38 Special & Gary Moore.
1981: Asia, the supergroup featuring Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer & John Wetton began production work for what would become their debut album.
1977: Joe Strummer & Topper Headon of The Clash were arrested for spray painting the band’s name on a wall.
1975: The Eagles released their fourth studio album One of These Nights which went on to become their first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1971: During Jethro Tull’s concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, police fired canisters of tear gas into the audience which resulted in 28 people being hospitalized. The band played on despite some of them having trouble seeing.
1966: Janis Joplin made her debut live appearance fronting Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.
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