On May 17, 1966, Bob Dylan recorded his so-called “Royal Albert Hall” concert, actually recorded in Manchester, England. The album was one of the most famous bootlegs ever. It was released officially in 1998.
In 1969, Chicago Transit Authority released a self-titled double album as its debut. The band was sued by the real Chicago Transit Authority and had to shorten its name to just Chicago.
In 1975, Mick Jagger seriously injured his hand when he put his wrist through a window while attempting to break his fall at a restaurant on Long Island, New York. He required stitches, but the injury did not disrupt plans for the start of the Rolling Stones’ North American tour.
Also in 1975, Elton John was awarded a platinum record for sales of a million copies of his album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.” It was the first album to sell a million copies on its first day of release.
Today’s Birthdays: Singer Taj Mahal is 80. Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 73. Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 69. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 69. Singer Enya is 61. Actor Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show,” ″The Drew Carey Show”) is 59. Keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish is 59. Actor David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”) is 58. Guitarist O’Dell of Mint Condition is 57. Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is 57. Actor Paige Turco (“The 100”) is 57. Actor Hill Harper (“CSI: NY,” ″He Got Game”) is 56. TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 53. Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 52. Singer Darnell Van Rensalier of Shai (SHY) is 52. Singer Josh Homme (HOM’-ee) of Queens of the Stone Age is 49. Singer Andrea Corr of The Corrs is 48. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (SEN’-dul rah-mah-MURTH’-ee) (“Heroes”) is 48. Singer Kandi Burruss (Xscape) (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 46. Actor Kat Foster (”’Til Death”) is 44. Singer-songwriter Passenger is 38. Dancer Derek Hough (HUFF) (“Dancing With The Stars”) is 37. Actor Tahj Mowry (“Smart Guy,” ″Kim Possible”) is 36. Actor Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) is 33. Actor Leven Rambin (“The Hunger Games,” ″Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) is 32.