1996 – Chas Chandler, the Animals bassist who became Jimi Hendrix’s manager, dies in England at age 58.
1993 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White lend their voices to the season finale of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” The episode, “Krusty Gets Kancelled,” marks White’s second “Simpsons” guest appearance.
1991 – The rock group Aerosmith makes a guest appearance on an episode of the Fox TV animated comedy series “The Simpsons” titled “Flaming Moe’s.”
1982 – Alan Parker’s film Pink Floyd’s The Wall premieres at the Leicester Square Empire in London. According to Sight and Sound, “Roger Waters flounders in woman-hating self-pity; Gerald Scarfe turns up particularly weedy examples of his animated savagery; and Alan Parker revels in the chance to make a feature-length TV commercial.”
1981 – Motorhead bassist Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor is fined 40 pounds after being found guilty of cannabis possession. The judge throws another 15 pound fine on top of that because Philthy didn’t show up for his initial trial in April.
1978 – NBC-TV airs the animated TV movie, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” in which the band Kiss foils a mad scientist.
1969 – Pink Floyd release their quadruple-sided monstrosity Ummagumma. Song titles include “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party,” “Sisyphus, Part IV,” and “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict.” Gruesome.
1968 – Eric Burdon announces that he will break up the Animals following a concert at Newcastle City Hall, in England, on December 22. This will free Burdon to move to California and start an acting career.
1968 – The Doors, the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Country Joe & the Fish, and Taj Mahal all play the Northern California Folk Rock Festival.
1967 – The TV programs just keep getting stranger – on Piccadilly Palace, Gene Pitney faces down the Animals.
1966 – At London’s Birdland club, Eric Burdon’s New Animals are holding auditions for a new guitarist. The band members are unimpressed by Noel Redding’s guitar skills, but invite him to play bass. He jams with Chas Chandler’s new find Jimi Hendrix and the two head off to a pub. Redding would go on to […]
1966 – Chas Chandler goes to see Jimi Hendrix play at Cafe Wha? in New York’s Greenwich Village. The former Animal later tells Hendrix he should move to London in order to launch his career.