2004Dave Davies of The Kinks suffers a massive stroke while walking out of a BBC building in London. Completely incapacitated for a few days, he gradually recovers, re-learning how to walk and play guitar over the next few years.
2000During a Pearl Jam concert at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, nine people are crushed to death as the crowd rushes the stage. Several people fall and can't get up, and in addition, crowdsurfers are falling into the open area. Pearl Jam stops the show and asks people to back up, but it is too late.
Investigations conclude that the events were an accident, and many European venues ban crowdsurfing. The Pearl Jam song "Love Boat Captain" refers to the events with the line "Lost nine friends we'll never know... two years ago today."
1984Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" reaches its chart peak of #2 on the Hot 100. The song spends four weeks at runner-up, held off the last three by Prince's "When Doves Cry." Springsteen never does reach #1 (except as a writer: Manfred Mann's Earth Band took "Blinded by the Light" to #1 in 1977), but the next six singles from his Born In The U.S.A. album all hit the Top 10.
1975Cher marries Gregg Allman. Their union produces a son (Elijah Blue Allman) and an album, but ends for good in 1979.
2017Jay-Z's 4:44 album is released through Roc Nation. The record is initially available only to Sprint and Tidal customers and is the first in a planned series of music exclusives from the Sprint-Tidal partnership.
2009Spinal Tap start (and end) their One Night Only World Tour at Wembley Arena in London.
Kiss Put Blood, Sweat And Tears (Or At Least Blood) Into Their Comic
Marvel Comics publishes a Kisscomic book with a vial of their blood mixed into the ink.
Kiss's appearance in a Marvel comic book is not their first: the band appeared in issues #12 and #13 of Howard the Duckearlier in the year. This is their first appearance as the heroes, and band members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss take on their alter egos The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman in a storyline that sees them battle against Doctor Doom. It is published in a larger magazine format rather than the regular comic book size.
In their usual inimitable fashion, Kiss seize the marketing opportunity afforded by the comic, and arrange for vials of their own blood to be mixed in with the ink used to produce the comic book. The blood was drawn during a concert at New York's Nassau Coliseum on February 21, 1977. It was then mixed with the production ink, in the presence of a public notary, at the Borden Ink Plant in Depew, New York, on May 26th.
Marvel Comic Super Special #1 becomes Marvel's biggest selling comic, finally knocked off the top spot in 1990 by Todd McFarlane's Spiderman #1. The Super Special series runs until 1985, for 41 issues, and covers subjects as diverse as The Beatles, Star Trek, the Indiana Jones series and Santa Claus: The Movie.
Kiss go on to feature in more comics: A short unlicensed series from Revolutionary comics (1990-1993) is nevertheless endorsed by Gene Simmons and in 1997 Todd McFarlane works with the band on a 31-issue run to tie in with their Psycho Circus world tour. Another 13-episode series follows in 2002, this time from Dark Horse Comics, and the quartet continue their adventures right up to 2013 in conjunction with IDW as "Kiss Kids."