Here’s a few rock history facts that made headlines on July 4:
In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden, who clearly wasn’t scared off by the rocker biting the head off a bat earlier that year.
In 1995, at Lollapalooza in George, Washington, Courtney Love punched Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. She was charged with assault and required to take courses in anger management.
1962, Chris Blackwell started Island Records, which would eventually promote U2, Robert Palmer, Bob Marley and many others.
1958, Kirk Pengilly of INXS (pictured up top with Michael Hutchence) was born.
1976, Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is released.
In 1969, The Kinks’ Ray Davies spent the day in a Hollywood studio, mixing The Turtles’ final album, Turtle Soup.
1964, The Beatles announced that their first tour of North America was a complete sellout.
1977, Fleetwood Mac released the single “Don’t Stop”.
1988, Bobby McFerrin released the single “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.
1966, Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos pulled police protection for the Beatles after Marcos’s wife Imelda (the one that loved all the shoes) claimed that the group wouldn’t go to one of her parties. As a result, the Fab Four was later attacked by a mob.