1969 : The Birmingham band Earth changes its name: Ozzy Osbourne announces onstage that the band’s new name is Black Sabbath. The band had played “N.I.B.,” “The Wizard,” “Black Sabbath,” and “Warning.”
1976 : The Notting Hill riots take place in England as black youth clash with police. Members of The Clash are present, and the event inspires them to write “White Riot” as a call for white people to protest with the same furor.
1992 : Nirvana headlines the Reading festival in England.