2014: With Gov. John Hickenlooper on hand, Poco, Firefall, Manassas, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Nathaniel Rateliff is featured in a tribute to Stephen Stills/Manassas
1944: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is born
1964: Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire becomes the first country album to top the U.S. pop album chart
1967: Jimi Hendrix records “Purple Haze”
1992: Paul Simon begins a concert tour of South Africa. Simon is the first international performer to play in the country following the end of the U.N. Cultural boycott
1969: Led Zeppelin’s debut album is released in the U.S.
1993: Black Francis tells the BBC that The Pixies are breaking up
1967: The Rolling Stones appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and, at Sullivan’s request, change the lyrics from “Let’s spend the night together” to “Let’s spend some time together”
1996: Jamaican authorities open fire on a seaplane carrying Jimmy Buffet and Bono, after mistaking the aircraft for a drug trafficker’s plane. No injuries are reported.