This Day in Music History
1959 : As the snow melts in Mason City, Iowa, Buddy Holly's glasses are found from the plane crash that killed him two months earlier. They are turned in to police, where they stay until 1980, when a sheriff finds them and returns them to Holly's widow.
1962 : Future Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet Brian Jones for the first time, at the Ealing Club, a London jazz club.
1970 : B.J. Thomas wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from the 1969 film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". The song was written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, and hit #1 on the US charts.
1975 : Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple to form Rainbow. He is replaced by Tommy Bolin.
1988 : Alice Cooper nearly hangs himself for real at a concert rehearsal when a safety rope breaks.
1995 : Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)’s carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.
1998 : George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in Beverly Hills, California, after an undercover officer observes Michael performing a "lewd act". Michael pleads no contest to the charge and is sentenced to community service.
2008 : The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002.
2008 : Bob Dylan gets an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture". He's the first Rock musician to win the award.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com