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1963 - The Rolling Stones set out on their first English tour at London’s New Victoria. The band shared the bill with Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers.

1967 - Gladys Knight & the Pips released "I Heard it Through the Grapevine."

1967 - Mickey Hart joined up with the Grateful Dead.

1974 - John Lennon served as a guest DJ on New York’s WNEW-FM.  He co-hosted the show, played songs from his Rock and Roll album and even did live commercials.

1976 - While attempting to shoot a soda bottle, Jerry Lee Lewis shot his bass player, Norman Owens, twice in the chest. He was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits in Collierville, TN.

1984 - The Prince single "Let's Go Crazy" went to No. 1, giving the Purple One the No. 1 single, album and film simultaneously. Before then only the Beatles had accomplished such a feat.

1989 - Bruce Springsteen stopped in a Prescott, Arizona salon and played a few songs with the band. The Boss heard a woman lamenting her financial problems and medical bills, and a week later sent her a check for $100,000.

1997 - Bobby Sheehan of Blues Traveler was arrested in Winnipeg, Canada, for cocaine possession. He was later released on $5,000 bond.

Birthdays:

1935 Jerry Lee Lewis
1968 Brad Smith of Blind Melon

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