On this day
1963 | The Beatles and The Rolling Stones met for the first time during a Stones performance at the Crawdaddy Club. The music venue in Richmond, Surrey, also saw performances by Led Zeppelin, Long John Baldry, Elton John and and Rod Stewart.
1971 | The Rolling Stones released their classic album Sticky Fingers in the UK.
1976 | Ramones released their eponymous debut album.
1979 | American bassist Doug Rauch died of a heroin overdose in San Francisco, at the age of 28. He was most famous for his work with Carlos Santana during his jazz fusion period in the early 1970s and had also worked with Carly Simon, John McLaughlin and David Bowie.
1983 | David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’.
1992 | George Michael announced he was donating $500,000 royalties from the sale of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, to various British and American charities.
2012 | Thomas “Tommy” Marth, the touring and studio saxophonist for the Killers, died after shooting himself in the head at his Las Vegas home. The 33-year-old musician joined the band in 2005.
Born on this day
1936 | American singer, songwriter, and musician Roy Orbison, known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads.
1960 | Steve Clark, guitarist with Def Leppard.
1968 | Stan Frazier, from American rock band Sugar Ray.