This Day in Music History
1968 : The Beatles turn over operations of their fan club and American business affairs to their Apple Corps company in London.
1972 : T-Rex depart for their first American tour as headliners, riding the success of their hit single, "Bang A Gong (Get It On)".
1972 : David Bowie plays his first gig under the persona, Ziggy Stardust, at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth, London.
1976 : Elvis Presley is made an honorary Captain in the Memphis Police Department.
1973 : Liverpool's Cavern Club - where The Beatles were born - is given three months to close down by British Rail, who need the site to complete their new underground railway.
2008 : The Grammys come and go with a whimper. Amy Winehouse walks away with trophies for Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist (and performs via satellite), but the show is deemed a flop.
1974 : Phil Spector is seriously burned in a mysterious car crash while en route from Los Angeles to Phoenix, Arizona, leading to extensive plastic surgery that furthers his reclusiveness.
2008 : Famous spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone and Bruce Springsteen win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental. Springsteen covered Morricone's classic "Once Upon a Time in the West".
2011 : The video for Rebecca Black's song, "Friday", is uploaded to YouTube. Comedian, Michael J. Nelson, will go on to post about the video on his Twitter account, turning "Friday" into a viral smash.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com