1984: Much Music, Canada’s first music video channel launched & the first video to air was “The Enemy Within” by Rush.
1973: Rolling Stone reported that The Doors have split up, two years after the death of Jim Morrison.
1981: Electric Light Orchestra reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the second time with Time which spent two weeks on top of the chart.
1970: The Isle of Wight Festival kicked off in England. Acts who appeared included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Chicago & Free.
1970: Elton John made his U.S. live debut at the Troubadour in Los Angeles where he was booked for a full week.
1989: The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles with an all-star cast that included Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood & Patti LaBelle.
1980: David Bowie went to number one on the U.K. Single Chart with “Ashes to Ashes”. The video would go on to become one of the most iconic videos of the 1980’s.
1981: Foreigner’s fourth album appropriately titled 4 reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of ten non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.
1980: Alice Cooper cancelled a scheduled concert at the CNE Grandstand in Toronto due to suffering an asthma attack, which led 1,400 fans to riot over Cooper’s no-show.
1984: The fifth annual Monsters of Rock took place at Castle Donington in the U.K. AC/DC headlined a bill that included Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, & Motley Crue.
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