This Day in Music History
1964 : Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm. The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania.
1966 : The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, Crawdaddy!, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.
1967 : The Monkees announce during an appearance on the British TV show Top of the Pops that they will play on their own records from now on instead of using session players.
1966 : The Beach Boys' album "Summer Days" is certified gold.
1967 : The Bee Gees return to England, the land of their birth, after nine years living in Australia.
1970 : Johnny Cash's album "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash" is certified gold.
1974 : Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" and his album "Stone Gon'" are certified gold.
1991 : Pearl Jam (still known as Mookie Blaylock) begins a West Coast tour at Florentine Gardens in Los Angeles opening for Alice in Chains.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com