Today in 1964, the Beatles were the first pop stars to get memorialized at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum …
… while in the North Sea, the pirate Radio Caroline went on the air:
The number one British single today in 1970:
The number one single today in 1981:
Today in 1982, David Crosby was arrested after he crashed his car on the San Diego Freeway in greater Los Angeles. Police found cocaine and a pistol in his car.
Asked why he carried the pistol, Crosby answered, “John Lennon.”
Today in 1992, Ozzy Osbourne invited the first two rows of the audience at the Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., onstage with him.
Several other rows invited themselves onstage, forcing the end of the concert.
Damage exceeded $100,000.
Birthdays begin with Chuck Portz of the Turtles:
John Evans of Jethro Tull:
Milan Williams played keyboards for the Commodores:
Geo Grimes of Danny Wilson:
James Atkin of EMF:
One death of note today in 1974: Arthur Crudup, who wrote …