ANNIVERSARIES

2011-Ronnie Wood’s divorce from his wife of 23 years, Jo, is finalized.

2008-C-S-N-Y’s film Deja Vu, premieres at and closes the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. All four members attend.

2008-Ringo Starr gives a free four-song show at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California.

2008-Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash reveals to Billboard that singer Scott Weiland will rejoin Stone Temple Pilots for a batch of summer shows.

2006-Motley Crue receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2006-Bono receives the prestigious German Media Prize, awarded each year to a person whose activist work has had great impact on the world. He’s being recognized for his work to write off debt in the Third World.

1999-The Rolling Stones kick off their No Security arena tour at the Oakland Arena.

1984-Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon visit Liverpool and pledge a gift of 250-thousand pounds to the Strawberry Fields old people’s home there.

1983-Former Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman Band and Sea Level bassist Lamar Williams dies of Agent Orange-related cancer at 34.

1980-Leading the Two-Tone ska revival from England, The Specials make their debut U-S performance at the New York club Hurrah!

1976-Bob Dylan follows up his New York Night of the Hurricane benefit for boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter with a similar show at the Astrodome in Houston. Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills and Carlos Santana are surprise guests at Night of the Hurricane II, which plays to 30-thousand fans, about half the Astrodome’s capacity.

1974-Steve Miller sings “The Joker” on N-B-C’s Midnight Special. Brownsville Station (“Smokin’ in the Boys Room”) and The James Gang are also on the show.

1971-Grace Slick gives birth to a baby girl (by Jefferson Airplane bandmate Paul Kantner) she initially names God. The child is later called China Kantner.

1968-The Beatles are filmed singing “All Together Now” for the end of the Yellow Submarine movie.

BIRTHDAYS

Gary Tibbs-57 years old
Ex-Fixx/ex-Roxy Music/ex-Adam & the Ants bassist.  Born in 1958.

Terry Chimes-60 years old
The original drummer in The Clash (who billed him as “Tory Crimes” on their first album after his departure) later played in Hanoi Rocks, Generation X and Black Sabbath before retiring from music to become a chiropractor.  Born in 1955.

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