1965, The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 ($8.50) for urinating in a public place, following an incident that had taken place at a petrol station after a gig at the ABC Theatre in Romford, Essex, England. This was after the last show on their fifth UK package tour with The Hollies, The Konrads, all girl-group Goldie and the Gingerbreads and Dave Berry and the Cruisers.
1965, John Lennon gave his friend and ex-Quarry Man Pete Shotton £20,000 to open Hayling Supermarkets. Lennon, George Harrison and Shotton became joint directors of Hayling Supermarkets Ltd.
1972, Paul Simon scored his first solo No.1 album when his self-titled debut went to the top on the UK charts. Featuring the singles ‘Mother And Child Reunion’ and ‘Me And Julio Down By The School Yard.’
1972, T Rex played the first of two sold out nights at Wembley’s Empire Pool;Ringo Starr filmed the shows for the ‘Born To Boogie’ Apple documentary.
1977, The Clash released their debut single ‘White Riot.’ It peaked at No.38 on the UK charts.
1978, Aerosmith, Santana, Heart, Dave Mason, Ted Nugent and Mahogany Rush all appeared at the California Jam II festival, Ontario, California.
1996, The Sex Pistols announced their comeback at the 100 Club in London, 20 years after they had split.
2002, Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam and close friend of the Ramones. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
2013, David Bowie’s first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. ‘The Next Day’ was the 66-year-old’s first No.1 since 1993’s ‘Black Tie White Noise’ and sold 94,000 copies in the first week.
Source: This Day In Music
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