2005-U-2, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Motley Crue, John Mellencamp and Lynyrd Skynyrd with Kid Rock are among the artists who appear on ReAct Now: Music and Relief — a three-hour hurricane relief telethon that airs on M-T-V and V-H-1.
1998-Aerosmith win Best Rock Video (for “Pink”) and Best Video From a Film (for “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”) at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1988-Eric Clapton begins a U.S. tour, backed by a band that includes Mark Knopfler on guitar.
1988-Guns n’ Roses‘ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” hits number-one on Billboard‘s singles chart, while Robert Palmer‘s “Simply Irresistible” peaks at number-two and Van Halen‘s “When It’s Love” reaches number-five.
1975-KISS release KISS Alive.
1974-The New York Dolls break up, though two members later tour under the name.
1966-The Beatles‘ Revolver album hits number-one in Billboard, where it remains for six weeks. It’s the group’s third chart-topping longplayer of 1966.
1966-The Rolling Stones are on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965-The Byrds record “Turn Turn Turn.” Three months later, it becomes their second number-one hit.
1963-As The Rolling Stones rehearse at Ken Colyer’s Jazz Club in London, they are paid a surprise visit by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who had bumped into Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. That coincidence leads to the Stones recording the Fab Two’s “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
1963-The Beatles get big play in a major British newspaper as London’s Daily Mirror publishes their first extensive interview. They describe the group as, “Four frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys who are making 50-thousand pounds every week.”
Don Powell – 66 years old
The Slade drummer was seriously injured in a 1973 car crash but returned to the English glam group. Born in 1950.