1969, Singer Judy Collins appears in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.
1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival release their very popular fifth album, Cosmo’s Factory.
1971, Yoko Ono appears at the London department store Selfridges, where she signs copies of her book Grapefruit. John Lennon turns up to lend a wrist.
1972, Elton John started a five week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Honky Chateau’, his first US chart topper.
1973, The Edgar Winter Group, Sly & The Family Stone, Canned Heat, Lindisfarne and The Kinks all appear at The Great Western Express festival at White City, west London. With his wife having recently walked out of their marriage, taking their young children with her, Ray Davies of The Kinks announces from the stage that he is sick of the whole thing and is retiring. He then walks into a local hospital and collapses from an overdose of tranquilizers.
1978, Bob Dylan with special guest Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, and Graham Parker all appeared at Blackbushe Aerodrome, Surrey, England.
1978, The Rolling Stones started a two-week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Some Girls’, the group’s seventh No.1 album.
Born on this day: Linda Ronstadt (1946)
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