Fox Facts: October 26


2010 - Results of Ozzy Osbourne's genome sequencing are revealed. Ozzy had a very high predisposition for alcohol and cocaine addiction, and that he was partly descended from Neanderthals.

2010 - Keith Richards releases his autobiography, Life

2000 - The tree from U2's song "One Tree Hill" is taken down. The tree, in New Zealand, had been attacked by activists and had to be removed.

1996 - Police officer, Ruben Rios, was struck and killed by a motorist while directing traffic at Ozzfest in California.

1992 - Pearl Jam sets a new record for first week sales when the album "Vs." sold 950,000 copies. 

1981 - Queen records "Under Pressure" while jamming with David Bowie at their studio in Montreaux, Switzerland.

1980 - While recording the band's latest album, Paul Katner of Jefferson Starship is taken to LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after he (correctly) suspects he's having a brain hemorrhage.

1973 - The Who release Quadrophenia in the UK. 

1970 - Mrs. Alta Mae Anderson, mother of Meredith Hunter, The Rolling Stones concert goer murdered by Hells Angels at their Altamont show, sues the band for hiring the infamous biker club as security.

1970 - Elton John's "Your Song" was released in the U.S. 

1965 - The Beatles are awarded Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. John Lennonclaims they smoked marijuana in the bathroom before receiving the awards, although George Harrison said it was just tobacco. Harrison and Paul McCartney put the awards on their jackets for the Sgt. Pepper album cover; Lennon sends his back in 1969.

1958 - The first rock concert in Germany is held in Berlin, and it doesn't go well, as agitated youth fight during a performance by Bill Haley and his Comets. By the time police clear the Berlin Sportpalast, where the concert is held, five policemen and six audience members are seriously injured.