This Day in Music History
1960 : Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who had lost contact with each other since they went to primary school together, run into each other on a train and renew their acquaintance. They would soon start playing together and eventually form The Rolling Stones.
1968 : The Guess Who's "Laughing" is certified gold.
1974 : The Ohio Players' "Skin Tight" is certified gold.
1976 : Bruce Springsteen plays the Philadelphia Spectrum. It's a big deal because Bruce has said that he'd never play a large sports arena. Concerned about getting the sound right, he orders a 2-hour soundcheck before the show.
1977 : Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is laid to rest in a Jacksonville cemetery 5 days after dying in a plane crash that also killed band members Steve and Cassie Gaines. Skynyrd piano player Billy Powell is the only band member healthy enough to attend the funeral, and even he is on crutches with stitches on his face from the crash.
1988 : Chico and Bobby DeBarge are convicted in Michigan of trafficking cocaine.
1996 : The first Ozzfest is held as a two-day festival in Phoenix, Arizona and Devore, California.
1997 : During a concert in Flint, Michigan, Johnny Cash tells the crowd he has Parkinson's Disease after he falls over trying to pick up a guitar pick. The crowd thinks he's joking, but Cash's manager confirms it in a statement two days later.
1998 : R.E.M. plays an exclusive concert for BBC Radio 1 at the Radio Theater at Broadcasting House in London for an audience primarily consisting of fan club members and contest winners.
1999 : Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, California, and arresting her half-brother, parolee Gabriel Gomez, for investigation of kidnapping.
2009 : For their last US tour date in 2009, U2 broadcasts live on U2.com. Almost 100,000 see the show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
2011 : Steven Tyler of Aerosmith falls in a shower during a stay in a Paraguay hotel, knocking out two teeth. A local dentist repairs the famous mouth, and Tyler performs the next day.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com