2008 – Confirming long standing rumors, Activision announced this morning that they’re teaming with rock band Aerosmith to produce an entirely new “Guitar Hero” game.
Beatles on TV 2008 – a flat once rented by the Beatles in London went up for sale for £1.75m. The band shared the three-bedroom top floor property.
2004 -Sam and Mark went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song ‘With A Little Help From My Friends.’
2001 – David Lee Roth sues VanHalenStore.com, claiming they’re violating the Consumers Legal Remedies Act by selling merchandise with his image on it.
2001 – Beatles principal George Harrison participates in his first-ever online chats via Yahoo!
2000, Sting pulled-out of a concert in Vienna in protest at the inclusion of Jorg Haider’s far right freedom party in Austria’s new government.
1998 – The Rolling Stones perform the final show of their Bridges to Babylon North American tour at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel. Mick Jagger calls the crowd,
1997 – U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Discoteque’, the bands third UK number 1 single.
1993 – Duran Duran perform their comeback single “Ordinary World” on The Tonight Show.
1985 – during a UK tour The Boomtown Rats appeared at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England.
1981 – Blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield dies in San Francisco of an accidental drug overdose.
1979 – Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” wins two Grammys: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
1968 – John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George and Patti Harrison, fly to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Paul and Ringo joined them a
1968 – Crooner Nat “King” Cole dies at age 48 in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications from lung cancer surgery.
1967 – The first anti-bootlegging recording laws are enacted.
1964 – The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with ‘Meet The Beatles!’ The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks.
1959 – Ali Campbell, lead singer of the British reggae group UB40, is born in Birmingham, England. The group takes its name from a British unemployment benefit form.
1958 – Jerry Lee Lewis performs “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless” on American Bandstand. The song is best known for Jerry Lee Lewis’s rendition.
1944 – Kinks drummer Mick Avory is born in Hampton Court, England.
1942 – Glyn Johns, the producer who famously worked with the Eagles, is born in Epsom, England. He’s also produced albums for the Who and the Rolling Stones.