1975 : The Sex Pistols play their first ever gig, opening for the band Bazooka Joe at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Bazooka Joe’s lead singer is Stuart Goddard, who is so inspired by the set that he drops out of art school and takes the name Adam Ant.
1979 : Paul Simon kicks off his latest British tour at London’s Hammersmith Odeon by offering to buy everyone in the audience a drink. The tab comes to about $2,000.
1998 : Shock rocker-turned-glam poster-boy Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, nailing two for The Dope Show, the first single and video from the group’s latest release, Mechanical Animals. “Dope Show” also wins best hard rock/metal clip.
2005 : The Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys opens on Broadway to rave reviews.