This Day in Music History
1962 : Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the Army after breaking his ankle in a parachute jump.
1969 : Mountain forms.
1973 : Brian Eno quits Roxy Music over a spat with lead singer Bryan Ferry.
1980 : Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Bob Weir are arrested and charged with inciting a riot at San Diego Sports Arena to break up a drug bust.
1981 : Bruce Springsteen plays the first of 6 sold out shows at the new Byrne Arena in New Jersey. His average show lasts 28 songs.
1991 : At a Guns N' Roses show in St. Louis, Axl Rose gets mad when he sees someone in the crowd taking pictures, and he leaves the stage, announcing, "Thanks to the lame ass security, I'm going home." A riot follows, and the band's equipment is destroyed.
2005 : Pink Floyd perform "Comfortably Numb" at the Live 8 London concert, reforming with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright (who died in 2008).
2009 : A brief announcement on Thin Lizzy's MySpace blog entry says John Sykes is a former band member.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com