1974: English Folk singer Nick Drake died from an overdose of a prescribed antidepressant at the age of 26. Between 1969 and 1972 he had recorded three modestly selling albums which would find a new audience by the early 1980s and would be frequently cited by other artists as being a major influence.
1987: Michael Jackson reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart with "Bad". It was a #3 hit in the UK and made the Top Ten in ten other countries.
1976: Led Zeppelin make their US television debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, where they perform "Black Dog" and "Dazed And Confused".
1971: Joan Baez received a Gold record for "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 in the US and #6 in the UK.