On this day in 1966, The Castiles (with
Bruce Springsteen on vocals) appeared at Freehold Regional High School
in New Jersey. They were performing at their own high school for the
very first time. All five members of the band were Juniors at Freehold
In 1974, Two would-be concert promoters
were arrested by police in America on fraud charges in connection with
selling mail order tickets for a forthcoming "Elten" John show. (Elten
with an "e" and not an "o"). Police took away over $12,000 in cheques.
In 1977, Rod Stewart was at #1 on the
UK singles chart with the double A sided single "I Don't Want To Talk
About It / First Cut Is The Deepest". The Danny Whitten song "I Don't
Want To Talk About It" was also a UK #3 hit for Everything But The Girl
In 2003, Soul singer James Brown was
pardoned for his past crimes in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Brown
had served a two-and-a-half-year prison term after an arrest on drug
and assault charges in 1988 was granted a pardon by the State Department
of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Brown, who appeared before
the board, sang "God Bless America" after the decision.
In 2010 U2's lead singer Bono had emergency spinal surgery after suffering an injury while preparing for tour dates. The 50-year-old singer was treated at a specialist neurosurgery clinic in Munich and was expected to stay there for a number of days. We are very please to report that Bono made a full recovery.