2004 - Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1978 - Foreigner releases Double Vision.
1969 - David Bowie records "Space Oddity," which he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
1969 - Jimi Hendrix headlines the Newport Pop Festival, which is marred by violence as police take action to stop the gate-crashers. He earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set.
1954 - Rock bassist Michael Anthony (of Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1942 - Brian Wilson (of The Beach Boys) is born in Inglewood, California