1948 - Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behavior.
1974 - During a US tour
Elvis Presley plays the first of four nights at the Midsouth
Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. He hadn't played his hometown in over a decade.
1977 - After being with the label for just six days the
Sex Pistols were dropped from A&M. 25,000 copies of "God
Save The Queen" were pressed and the band made £75,000 ($127,500) from
1992 - During a
Metallica gig at Orlando Arena fans dangled an usher by his
ankles from the balcony as trouble broke out at the concert. The band
were charged $38,000 for repairs and cleaning after the
audience trashed the building.
2010 - A rare
Led Zeppelin recording from the group's 1971 gig at St Matthew's
Baths Hall in Ipswich, England was unearthed at a flea market. The
bootleg copy of the audio from the group's gig on November 16th 1971 was
picked up for just "two or three pounds" by music fan Vic Kemp.
Today's Birthdays include...Heart guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Nancy Wilson (63); Public Enemy's own Flavor Flav (58); singer/songwriter Tracy Bonham (50); and Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (26).