1968, The Who appeared at Durham University, Durham, England.
1969, Young David Bowie signs with Mercury Records. The label has to wait three years for him to produce a successful follow-up to “Space Oddity.”
1969, Jimi Hendrix plays the Newport Jazz Festival for a whopping $125,000. At the time it’s the largest fee ever for a concert appearance.
1973, On American Bandstand’s 20th anniversary show, Dick Clark welcomes Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech & Chong, and Three Dog Night. That must have been a gas.
1974, Bob Dylan and the Band release the live album Before the Flood.
1975, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus and The Eagles all appeared in front of 120,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London. Tickets cost $5.95.
1975, Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’
1975, Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own group Rainbow.
1975, The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers both appeared at the Oakland Coliseum, California, Elton John made a surprise appearance with both groups during the concert.
1977, Aerosmith played at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on their 81 date Draw The Line Tour.
1980, The Beach Boys, Santana, Mike Oldfield, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne and The Blues Band all appeared at Knebworth ’80, Knebworth Park, England
Born on this day:
Brian Wilson (1942)
Ray Davies (1944)
Lionel Ritchie (1949)
Nils Lofgren (1952)
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