This Day in Music History
1968 : Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools" is certified gold.
1969 : George Harrison quits The Beatles for a short while, making him the second Beatle to do so (Ringo Starr had left the group for a brief period a year earlier).
1975 : Al Green's album "Al Green Explores Your Mind" is certified gold.
1976 : Deep Purple break up (but will get back together eight years later.)
1981 : Natalie Cole is trapped in the 22-story Las Vegas Hilton hotel when it catches fire. The blaze kills 8 people, but Cole is rescued. She would later say this was her "rock bottom," as during the fire, she didn't leave her room because she wanted to smoke crack cocaine. She went into rehab in 1983 and beat her addiction.
1985 : Chris Isaak releases his debut album, "Silvertone".
1995 : Rory Gallagher plays his last concert, in the Netherlands. Five months later he will be dead after complications from a liver transplant.
2008 : Panic At The Disco announce they will be dropping their "!" with the release of their next album, "Pretty. Odd."
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com