1977: Robert Plant’s son Karac died of an unidentified viral infection. Led Zeppelin’s tour of North America was immediately cancelled.
1980: Kiss performed their first concert with new drummer Eric Carr at The Palladium in New York City.
1967: Vanilla Fudge made their live debut at the Village Theatre in New York City on a bill with The Byrds.
1984: ZZ Top peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Legs” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1968: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida the second album by Iron Butterfly entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album would go on to peak at number four & sell four million copies in the U.S.
1981: In Roy Orbison’s hometown of Odessa, TX, it would be declared Roy Orbison Day. He received keys to the city & performed for the first time in Odessa in 15 years.
1987: Talking Heads’ singer & guitarist David Byrne married actress Adelle Lutz. This was Byrne’s first marriage & the couple would divorce in 2004.
1988: Robert Palmer was the musical guest on Late Night with David Letterman.
1984: Billy Idol peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Eyes Without a Face” which was Idol’s first top ten single in the U.S.
1991: Bryan Adams went to number one for a record 16 weeks on the U.K. singles chart with “(Eveything I Do) I Do It for You” a record that still stands to this day.
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