Music History for
1965 - Dave Davies (Kinks) was knocked unconscious when he careened
into drummer Mick Avory's cymbal during a London concert.
1968 - The Rolling Stones released "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in the U.K.
1968 - The 1968 Monterey Pop Festival was canceled.
1969 - Led Zeppelin and the Who appeared together in concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.
1969 - "Midnight Cowboy" opened in New York.
1973 - Carole King performed in New York's Central Park. The show attracted an audience of 100,000.
1973 - Mike Oldfield released his "Tubular Bells" LP. The title track would later become the theme for the movie "The Exorcist."
1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a drug overdose.
1978 - Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time.
1983 - Dio released the album "Holy Diver."
1986 - An estimated 7 million Americans took part in "Hands Across
America" to raise money for the hungry and homeless.
1988 - Debbie Gibson's "Foolish Beat" hit #1, making her the youngest artist to write, sing and produce a #1 hit. She was 17 years old at the time.
1992 - Khalil Rountree, tour manager for Boyz II Men, was shot and
killed at a hotel in Chicago. The group was on tour with
Hammer at the time of the incident.
1994 - Barbra Streisand postponed the first night of a six-night stand in Anaheim, CA. She had come down with viral laryngitis.
1996 - Bradley Nowell (Sublime) was found dead in his San Francisco motel room of a drug overdose at the age of 26.
1997 - Bob Dylan was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital with chest pains. As a result, his European tour was canceled.