Here’s what happened today in Rock History:
Daryl Hall and John Oates achieve their third US number-one single with “Private Eyes”. Over the next three years, they would have three more.
A sixteen-year-old singer named Tiffany had the top tune in the US with a cover version of Tommy James’ 1967 hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now”. His rendition stalled at number four. Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US #1 since a 14-year-old Michael Jackson with did it with “Ben” in 1972.
Eric Clapton receives the Order Of the British Empire from the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
While Eagles’ drummer Don Henley was trying to turn the spotlight on guitarist Steuart Smith during a concert in Detroit, a fan interrupted him by shouting out former Eagles’ guitarist Don Felder’s name. When Henley called him out, the fan then shouted, “Don Felder taught Tom Petty how to play guitar.” Henley responded, “Okay, that’s it, you’re outta here,” and had security escort the man out. Felder was kicked out of the group in 2001 and was deemed persona non grata after he wrote his autobiography, Heaven and Hell: My Life In The Eagles (1974 – 2001).