This Day in Music History
1970 : The group Smile change their name to Queen and perform for the first time with that name.
1971 : The Allman Brothers Band, Edgar Winter, Country Joe McDonald and the Fish and The Beach Boys are on the bill for the last show at Fillmore East in New York City.
1975 : "Fandango" becomes ZZ Top's second gold album.
1976 : John Lennon receives his "green card" from the U.S. Department of Naturalization.
1980 : John Bonham collapses on stage during a Led Zeppelin performance in Germany.
1986 : Black Flag play their final ever gig in Detroit, Michigan. The band will go on to confirm their split two months later, in August 1986.
1989 : Tom Jones gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2009 : Neil Young performs in London's Hyde Park. He is joined on stage by Paul McCartney for a duet of "A Day In The Life".
2012 : Pop star Rihanna is very lucky to escape with her life after being among 300 people evacuated from a motel during a fire in an elevator shaft. It takes ten firefighters to put out the resulting blaze at the Corinthia Hotel in London, where Rihanna was performing at the Hackney Weekend concert.
2012 : In what is probably the only case of a musician being said to cause someone's death while performing onstage, police in Czechoslovakia arrest Randy Blythe, frontman for heavy metal band Lamb of God, for manslaughter. The arrest alleges that when Blythe pushed a fan off the stage during a 2010 concert, said fan hit his head and died from the injury two weeks later. Blythe had not been aware that there was an arrest warrant for him until returning to Czechoslovakia on a later concert tour. Blythe is held and released on bail, with a later trial set.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com