Thursday September 3rd
1945 – Steppenwolf bassist (’69 to’72 & ’74 to ’76), George Biondi, enters the world.
1947- Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)is born
1948 – Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer is born in Flint, Mich.
1955 – Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones is born in London.
1970 – Arthur Brown of the Crazy World of… is arrested at Italy’s Palermo Pop Festival. Having donned his customary flaming headpiece, he decided then to remove his clothes.
1970 – Canned Heat guitarist Alan Wilson dies in mysterious circumstances
1970 – In divorce proceedings between Marianne Faithfull and her husband, John Dunbar, Mick Jagger is cited as a reason for their marriage’s deterioration.
1976 – The Grateful Dead, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage play before a crowd of 110,000 in Old Bridge, N.J.
1977 – Heart hits #11 with “Barracuda
1982 – The three day US Festival in San Bernardino, California, was held in 1982. Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, The Police, The Cars, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Eddie Money, Talking Heads, Tom Petty and others performed at the event organized by Apple Computers.
1989 – ‘Pump,’ the cornerstone album of Aerosmith’s post-sobriety renaissance, is released.
1999 – Bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is arrested at a show in Raleigh, N.C., on charges of inciting a riot at a Greensboro concert in October 1997.
2005 – Judas Priest tours Latin America. Whitesnake is the opening act.
2008 – Great White is trying to settle the lawsuits they face over the deadly Station Nightclub fire and in the process have put a price on the lives of the fans that died in the blaze: $10,000.