This Day in Music History

In 1958
“Get A Job” by the Silhouettes, “Magic Moments” by Perry Como and “Witchcraft” by Frank Sinatra all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964
The Beatles’ first U.S. album, “Meet The Beatles,” is released.
In 1965
The Byrds begin recording “Mr. Tambourine Man.”
In 1965
The Rolling Stones and the Kinks make their first appearances on TV’s “Shindig.”
In 1965
Alan Freed, who coined the phrase “Rock & Roll,” dies at age 43.
In 1967
The U.S. hit TV show “The Monkees” premieres on British TV.
In 1967
The Rolling Stones’ album “Between The Buttons” is released.
In 1968
Bob Dylan performs for the first time, after a near-fatalmotorcycle accident two years earlier, at a benefit for Woody Guthrie.
In 1968
Donovan, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1968
“Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” by John Fred & His Playboy Band hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1970
John Lennon & Yoko Ono cut their hair in Denmark.
In 1971
Diana Ross marries Robert Silberstein.
In 1971
John Lennon meets Yoko Ono’s parents in Japan.
In 1972
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead appears on the cover of Rolling Stone’s 100th issue.
In 1973
Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
In 1973
“Love Train” by O’Jays and “Little Willie” by Sweet both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974
Stevie Wonder makes his first public appearance after nearly being killed in a auto accident 5 months earlier.
In 1976
Bachman Turner Overdrive begins the first date of a 29-date concert tour in Indianapolis.
In 1977
The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels both perform at President Jimmy Carter’s inaugural ball in Washington, DC.
In 1979
“What A Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers enters the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1982
Ozzy Osbourne is hospitalized and treated for rabies after he bites the head off of a dead bat thrown on stage in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1982
The Cars’ album “Shake It Up” is certified gold and platinum.
In 1983
Def Leppard’s album “Pyromania” is released.
In 1986
Rick Nelson appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1988
The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan, Berry Gordy Jr., Woody Guthrie, Les Paul and the Supremes are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
In 1990
The original members of the Byrds reunite for a Roy Orbison tribute concert.
In 1990
“Escapade” by Janet Jackson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1990
“How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Michael Bolton hits #1on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1995
George Harrison sues his former business manager for $25 million.