1965, The Who released the single ‘My Generation’ in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in the UK, the Who’s highest charting single in their home country but only No. 74 in America.
1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer and was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman pinned underneath. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.
1988, Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Money For Nothing’.
1996, Manchester band The Stone Roses split up. Singer Ian Brown said ‘having spent the last ten years in the filthiest business in the universe, it’s a pleasure to announce the end of The Stone Roses.
1946, Born on this day, guitarist, singer, songwriter Peter Green the founder of Fleetwood Mac. Was a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, (replaced Eric Clapton), and Fleetwood Mac scored the 1969 UK No.1 single ‘Albatross’ and other hits include ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Oh Well’ and ‘Man of the World’. He left Fleetwood Mac in 1970.