~ 1948 – Todd Rundgren was born
~ 1963 – The Surfaries single “Wipe Out” was released
~ 1969 – Blind Faith’s first and only LP was released
~ 1923 – June Carter Cash was born
~ 1970 – Chubby Checker and 3 others were arrested in Niagra Falls after marijuana and unidentified drug capsules were found in Checker’s car.
~ 1944 – Jeff Beck is born
~ 1947 – Mick Fleetwood is born
~ 1975 – Alice Cooper fell off the set of his “Welcome To My Nightmare” tour in Vancouver and broke six ribs.
~ 1972 – Led Zeppelin play L.A. Forum, recordings released 31 years later on ‘How The West Was Won’. Guitarist Jimmy Page considers Led Zeppelin at this point to have been at their artistic peak, as is mentioned in the album’s liner notes. In an interview he gave to The Times newspaper in 2010, when asked which performances from Led Zeppelin’s career stand out to him now, he made reference to these gigs:
“I think what we did on … How the West was Won – that 1972 gig – is pretty much a testament of how good it was. It would have been nice to have had a little more visual recordings, but there you go. That’s the conundrum of Led Zeppelin!” The songs from the two shows underwent extensive editing and audio engineering by Page at Sarm West Studios in London before being released on the album. The album was remastered and reissued on March 23, 2018 in many formats, including 3CD, 4LP, Blu-Ray Audio and a Super Deluxe Edition box set. For unknown reasons, the “Whole Lotta Love” medley was edited to remove “Hello Mary Lou”.
~ 2009 – Michael Jackson dies suddenly in L.A.
~ 1975 – Gary Wright’s The Dream Weaver album is released
~ 1977 – Elvis Presley’s final concert took place at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.
~ 1989 – The Who performed the rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
~ 2000 – A San Francisco appeals court ruled that the Rolling Stones improperly borrowed “Love in Vain and “Stop Breakin’ Down” from Robert Johnson. The Stones’ former record label had wrongly assumed that the songs were public domain.
~ 1975 – David Bowie’s “Fame” was released.
~ 1999 – The home of DMX (Earl Simmons) was searched as part of an investigation into the shooting of Ray Copeland. Copeland is the uncle and manager of DMX. Copeland was wounded in the foot the previous day.