2008-Jackson Browne sues John McCain‘s campaign for using his song “Running on Empty” in a political ad without permission.

2006-The Rolling Stones cancel a show in Spain after Mick Jagger comes down with laryngitis. The illness forces the band to cancel two other Spanish shows within a few days.

2000-Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes cancel the rest of their tour after Page hurts his back.

1994-The final day of Woodstock ’94 features Arrested Development, The Allman Brothers Band, Traffic, Spin Doctors, Green Day (whose set ends in a mud fight with the audience), Paul Rodgers’ Rock and Roll Revue, Porno for Pyros, The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Gabriel, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bob Dylan.

1989-Bon Jovi‘s New Jersey becomes the first American album legally issued in the USSR. The group is mainly paid in firewood, since the government doesn’t allow rubles to leave the country.

1988-Guitarist Roy Buchanan dies after hanging himself in a Fairfax, Virginia jail cell.

1978-Graham Nash becomes a U-S citizen on bandmate David Crosby‘s birthday.

1978-The Police release “Can’t Stand Losing You.”

1976-The Steve Miller Band releases “Rock ‘n Me.”

1969–Johnny Cash‘s “A Boy Named Sue” single is certified gold.

1967-Buffalo Springfield performs “For What It’s Worth” and “Bluebird” for an episode of Mannix, which airs in October.

1965-The Beatles tape a segment for the fall’s first Ed Sullivan Show. The Fab Four do “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Act Naturally” (with Ringo singing lead), “Ticket to Ride,” “Yesterday” (with Paul backed by the string section of the show’s orchestra) and “Help” (on which John stumbles over the words).

1964-The Beatles record “I’m a Loser” and the long-unreleased “Leave My Kitten Alone.”


Keith Howland – 52 years old
Chicago guitarist (since 1995). Born in 1964.

David Crosby – 75 years old
The singing guitarist with the bushy mustache was in The Byrds before teaming with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (and eventually Neil Young) for far greater success. These days, he tours with CSNCrosby-Nash and CPR, a band he formed with his son. Born in 1941.


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