2001: Blink 182 have their second #1 album with Take Off Your Pants And Jacket. The Rock Show, Stay Together for the Kids and First Date are hit singles from the album.
1999: Eric Clapton auctions off 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre, an alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. A Fender Stratocaster that Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold for $959,500.00, making it the most expensive guitar in the world.
1989: Richard Marx has his second #1 single with Satisfied.
1979: Ring My Bell by Anita Ward is #1.
1969: The Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet by Henry Mancini is #1.
1967: Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade Of Pale enters the U.S. singles chart.
1965: John Lennon’s second book of drawings and nonsense rhymes, A Spaniard In The Work,s is published.
1942: Drummer Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) is born. The group’s biggest hit is Dreams, #1 in 1977.
Songs of The Day:
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac); Satisfied (Richard Marx); Ring My Bell (Anita Ward); A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procul Harum); The Rock Show (Blink 182); Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet (Henry Mancini); Stay Together For The Kids (Blink 182); First Date (Blink 182)