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1974, Peter Hoorelbeke drummer with U.S. band Rare Earth was arrested after a concert for throwing his drumsticks into the crowd.
1976, Abba gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.
1977, Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Dreams,” the group's first and only U.S. #1, it made #24 in the UK.
1983, Swiss band Yello released the first three- dimensional picture disc, complete with 3-D glasses.
1993, A&M Records chairman Jerry Moss and vice-chairman Herb Alpert announced they were leaving the company they founded more than 30 years earlier. They had sold A&M in 1990 to Polygram for $500 million. Moss and Alpert started the label in the garage of Alpert's Los Angeles home in 1962. The label was the home to such acts as The Police, Bryan Adams, Joan Baez, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Supertramp and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
1997, during a North American tour, U2 played the first of two nights at Oakland Coliseum, San Francisco supported by Oasis.
2003, Simon Fuller became the first British music manager since The Beatles’ Brian Epstein to hold the top three positions in the U.S. singles chart. Fuller, who steered the Spice Girls and S Club 7 to success, was in charge of bestselling artists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, together with the American Idol 2 Final 10.
2008, A Los Angeles hotel filed a lawsuit against Phil Spector for failing to pay more than $100,000 (£61,000), in outstanding bills for lawyers and expert witnesses in his murder trial. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel claimed that by the time Spector's trial ended with a hung jury, the defendants owed the hotel more than $104,000 (£63,400).
Born on this day:
1942, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Wings (See This Day in Music Spotlight).
1942, Carl Radle, bass, Derek and the Dominoes
1957, Tom Bailey, vocals, keyboards, The Thompson Twins
1971, Nathan Morris, Boyz II Men