2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a stairway. He is 57. The London-born artist was known as “the magician of slide” for his work with Foghat, which is best known for its 1975 No. 20 Billboard pop singles chart hit “Slow Ride.”
2005 – Due to a display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of an “American Idol” performance episode, the entire public vote is scrapped with plans to redo voting the following night.
1999 – Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates.
1997 – Shock-rock band Marilyn Manson is forced to cut short a show at the Nimitz Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii, after lead singer Manson injures his hand during the performance. Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, falls onstage and cuts an artery in his hand.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “These Dreams,” by Heart. The song is the group’s first chart-topping single.
1970 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel. The album and single win six Grammys including Record, Album and Song of the Year. It is the duo’s biggest hit, selling more than 1 million copies and topping the pop chart for six weeks.
1943 – Vocalist Keith Relf of the Yardbirds is born in Surrey, England.
1943 – Guitarist George Benson is born in Pittsburgh. He has top five hits with “Give Me the Night” and “Turn Your Love Around.”