1991 – Conor,Eric Clapton’s 4 year old son, falls to his death from a 53rd story New York City apartment window. Clapton later writes the song “Tears in Heaven.” NEW YORK, NY — The 4-year-old son of rock star Eric Clapton plunged 48 stories to his death yesterday when he fell from a picture window […]
1987 – Carole King is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.
1980 – The Eagles: A 28-year-old truck driver takes the office manager of Elektra/Asylum Records’ New York branch hostage. Joseph Riviera demands that either Jackson Browne or the Eagles give him money in order to start his own business. Neither responds, and he eventually surrenders to New York police.
1976 – David Bowie and Iggy Pop are busted for suspected marijuana possession in New York, but charges are later dropped.
1975 – The movie version of the Who’s Tommy premieres in New York, presented in “Quintophonic Sound.”
1970 – Singer Mariah Carey, whose vocal range spans five octaves, is born in New York City.
1967 – The Who play their first American live gig at New York’s Paramount Theater.
1958 – Buddy Holly kicked off the first night of a 43 date tour at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell […]
1946 – Peter Wolf is born in the Bronx, N.Y. He is the lead singer of the J. Geils Band until 1983, reuniting several times with the band, including a reunion tour in 1999. He marries actress Faye Dunaway on Aug. 7, 1974, and divorces her in 1979.