1975: Sweet peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Ballroom Blitz” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1980: Dire Straits released their third album Making Movies which went on to reach number 19 on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell one million copies in the U.S.
1986: Genesis peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Throwing It All Away” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1987: Europe peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad “Carrie” which became their biggest hit in the U.S.
1982: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was found guilty of cocaine possession and was given a 12-month conditional discharge.
1992: R.E.M. released their eighth studio album Automatic for the People which went on to reach number two on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.
1962: The Beatles released their first single “Love Me Do” in the U.K. where it reached number 17. When it was first released in the U.S. in 1964, it reached number one.
1986: Dan Rather was mugged by two men asking “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?” This incident would later influence the R.E.M. song “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” which was on their 1994 album Monster.
1978: Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Green River” which was their third single to reach number two in the U.S.
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