This Day in Music History
1927 : 15 inches of rain falls on New Orleans in 18 hours, later inspiring the Randy Newman song "Louisiana 1927".
1958 : Buddy Holly has his guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, stolen from The Crickets' station wagon while the group stops to have lunch before a concert in St. Louis, Missouri.
1966 : Buffalo Springfield play their first concert when they open for The Byrds in San Bernardino, California.
1969 : Archie Bell of The Drells completes his tour of duty in Vietnam and is discharged from the US Army.
1971 : The Beatles win their only Oscar, taking Best Original Song Score for their movie "Let It Be".
1977 : Lynyrd Skynyrd's LP "One More For The Road" is certified gold. A ceremony to honor the band for their album, which was recorded at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, is held before the Atlanta Braves home opener.
1982 : Billy Joel breaks his left wrist when a car slams into his motorcycle in Long Island. He has surgery on his hand and stays in the hospital for over a month.
2007 : Cluster reunite for their first concert since 1996.
2008 : Tom Morello kicks off the Tom Morello Justice Tour 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com