This Day in Music History
1959 : Following the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper the night before, Frankie Avalon and Jimmy Clanton take over the headlining spots on the "Winter Dance Party" tour.
1966 : The Who play their first show as headliners, at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, England. Also appearing are The Fortunes and The Merseys.
1968 : US Attorney General John Mitchell receives a secret memo from Senator Strom Thurmond, in which Thurmond suggests deporting John Lennon due to his antiwar stance.
1969 : In response to the other Beatles hiring Allen Klein as manager the day before, Paul McCartney hires his father-in-law's firm, Eastman & Eastman, as general legal counsel for Apple Corps.
1971 : The Osmonds' "One Bad Apple" is certified gold.
2008 : Laura Marling releases her much-anticipated debut album "Alas, I Cannot Swim on Astralwerks", a division of Virgin Records. The initial release comes in a unique "songbox" format, containing a CD copy of the album, a code redeemable for a free concert ticket and a memento for each song.
2012 : Adele becomes the first female British artist to have 3 #1 songs from the same album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with "Set Fire to the Rain" from the album "21".
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com