This Day in Music History
1967 : Peter Green leaves John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to form Fleetwood Mac. He hires Mick Fleetwood, but it takes John McVie 4 months to leave The Bluesbreakers and join the band he has been named after.
1971 : "The Best Of The Guess Who" is certified gold.
1986 : At Giants Stadium in New Jersey, The Police headline the last concert on the Conspiracy of Hope tour, which benefits Amnesty International. They have plans to record an album, but scrap them after drummer Stewart Copeland is injured in a polo match. The trio does not tour again until 2007.
1996 : The Beastie Boys host the first Tibetan Freedom Concert, with performers that include Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and John Lee Hooker. About 100,000 attend the 2 shows, raising money for the Milarepa Fund.
2001 : Jerry Lee Lewis is hospitalized in Memphis with pneumonia.
2007 : Ferlin Huskey undergoes leg surgery in a Springfield, Missouri hospital to improve his circulation.
2008 : Lionel Richie is given a TV Land Icon Award by the cable network.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com