On this day in 1973, Elton John went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Bennie And The Jets’, his second US number 1. John was set against releasing it as a single, believing it would fail.
In 1993, the very first ‘Aerosmith Day’ was observed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after the band were given their very own holiday.
In 2003, Madonna struck back at web sites who were offering illegal downloads of her new album, ‘American Life’ by flooding file-sharing networks with decoy files.
In 2021, five of Tom Petty’s guitars were stolen from a soundstage in Culver City, California, where Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, were rehearsing for their upcoming worldwide tour.