The number one single today in 1960:
The number one British album today in 1966 was the Rolling Stones’ “Aftermath”:
The number one single today in 1966:
Today in 1970, Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager of the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder following the fatal stabbing of a club manager during an argument over a contract.
At the murder trial, Lyndon’s attorneys claimed temporary insanity, saying that touring with the Allman Brothers would make anyone insane.
Lyndon was acquitted.
The number one single today in 1977:
The number one single today in 1983:
Today in 2005, the Dave Matthews Band paid $200,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of tourists on a Chicago River boat tour, after the driver of the band’s bus unloaded its waste tank onto the boat.
Birthdays begin with Johnny Horton:
Don’t fall asleep listening to Santo and Johnny, because Johnny Farina’s birthday is today:
Robert Velline, better known as Bobby Vee, whose career began upon Buddy Holly’s death:
Wayne Kramer of MC5:
Chris Henderson played guitar for 3 Doors Down:
Two deaths of note today: McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, in 1983 …
… and Darrell Sweet, drummer for Nazareth, before a show in New Albany, Ind., in 1999: