1969 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts visit Brian Jones at his Cotchford Farm home to discuss his future with The Rolling Stones. They later issue a press release stating that Jones is leaving the band.

1974 – Rick Wakeman departs Yes for a solo career, returns two years later, then leaves again after four years.

1979 – The Who release the soundtrack album The Kids Are Alright.

1984 – Bruce Springsteen plays a surprise gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ, going on after the scheduled act to warm up for his Born In The U.S.A. tour.


1985 – Tears For Fears start a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” the group’s first chart-topper in the country.

1985 – The Style Council score their only UK #1 album with Our Favourite Shop.


1936 : James Darren

1940 : Nancy Sinatra

1942 : Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)

1944 : Boz Scaggs

1953 : Bonnie Tyler

1953 : Jeff Rich (Status Quo, The Climax Blues Band)

1956 : Greg Ginn (Black Flag)

1960 : Mick Hucknall (Simply Red)

1962 : Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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