Santana began sessions this week for what many consider to be their breakthrough album 'Abraxas' at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA. The album was released in September of 1970 and peaked at number one on the US charts.
Robert Plant collapsed coming off stage during a Led Zeppelin concert at the Arizona Coliseum in Phoenix causing the concert to end early.
Def Leppard started a five-week run at No. 1 on the US album chart with 'Adrenalize.'
Michael Jackson underwent surgery after his hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.
On the first leg of their Joshua Tree tour, U2 played the second of five nights at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
The five-day sale of 10,000 pieces of designer clothing owned by Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish began on this day. Held in a temporary shop in the Rockefeller Center in New York, the sale raised 395,000 pounds ($700,000) for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Dick Clark began his career as a DJ and later become the host of the longest running variety show in TV history with, 'American Bandstand.' Unfortunately, the world lost a Rock 'n Roll icon on this date when Dick Clark passed away.