This Day in Music History
1968 : "The Beatles" (aka "The White Album") is certified gold.
1969 : The Rolling Stones headline the Altamont concert at a speedway in California. It was a free event with Jefferson Airplane and Santana also on the bill, but it turned violet when the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang, who were hired by security, killed a crowd member. The concert is documented in The Stones movie Gimme Shelter.
1973 : Steve Miller's album "The Joker" is certified gold.
1993 : At a video shoot for Travis Tritt's remake of the Eagles' "Take It Easy", The Eagles themselves reunite and decide to reform for new songs and a tour.
1995 : Michael Jackson collapses in a New York theater during a rehearsal for an upcoming TV special and is hospitalized.
2009 : President Obama greets honorees Bruce Springsteen and Robert DeNiro during the reception for the Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com