1966: The Rolling Stones released “Paint It, Black” which went on to reach number one in the U.S. & the U.K. It was one of the first rock records to use a sitar.
1967: Ray Davies announced in British magazine New Musical Express that he was leaving The Kinks to focus on writing & producing. Three days later Davies changed his mind about leaving.
1971: Grace Slick crashed her Mercedes in San Francisco, canceling scheduled recording sessions for Jefferson Airplane’s next album.
1985: Dire Straits released their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms which went on to become their most successful album reaching number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & selling nine million copies in the U.S.
2004: Kiss’ Gene Simmons caused controversy with the Australian Muslim community after saying that the Islamic culture is “vile” in a radio interview in Melbourne. Simmons would later state that his comment was taken out of context.
2007: Queen’s guitarist Brian May was placed on a 24-hour security watch after a schizophrenic man announced his intentions to murder him.