~ 1974 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hit # 1 with ‘So Far’
~ 1961 – k.d. lang was born
~ 1998 – Alanis Morissette’s album ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ was released
~ 1972 – James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later.
~ 1967 – Pink Floyd play their first U.S. dates at the Fillmore in San Francisco
~ 1989 – Roxette top the chart with the song ‘Listen To Your Heart’ for album ‘Look Sharp – recently remastered & re-released with bonus material. Roxette are a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! their second studio album. Although commercial success elsewhere was initially modest, the album was the duo’s international breakthrough. It went on to be certified platinum or multi-platinum in numerous territories, while four of its singles went on to become global hits. “The Look” and “Listen to Your Heart” both topped the Billboard Hot 100, while “Dangerous” and “Dressed for Success” reached numbers 2 and 14 respectively on the same chart.
Their songs “It Must Have Been Love” and “Listen to Your Heart” continue to receive wide radio airplay, with both singles recently receiving awards from BMI for achieving five million radio plays. They have sold an estimated 75 million records (and counting) worldwide.
~ Happy Birthday – Art Garfunkel born 1941 & Gram Parsons born 1946
~ 1968 – “Magic Carpet Ride” was released by Steppenwolf.
~ 1975 – Sex Pistols debut at St. Martin’s School of Art in London
~ 1995 – Queen released the album “Made in Heaven.” It was the last album to feature the band’s original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.
~ 1986 – Willie Nelson made a guest appearance the series “Miami Vice” as a corrupt policeman.
~ 1991 – It was announced that Izzy Stradlin had left Guns N’ Roses. Gilby Clarke replaced him.
~ 1949 – Bonnie Raitt was born
~ 1967 – John Lennon’s “How I Won the War” opened in the U.S. It was the first solo movie by a Beatle.
~ 1971 – Led Zeppelin’s album “Led Zeppelin IV” was released. The album included the song “Stairway to Heaven.”