This Day in Music History
1959 : Berry Gordy, who had a hit as a songwriter with "Lonely Teardrops", launches the Tamla Record Company with $800 he borrowed from his family. A year later, he changes the label's name to Motown Records.
1968 : The Doors' album "Strange Days" is certified gold.
1977 : Stephen Stills and Neil Young's album "Long May You Run" is certified gold.
1979 : Drummer Aynsley Dunbar replaces John Barbata in Jefferson Starship.
1993 : At the Eighth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Cream (who reunite on stage for the event), Ruth Brown, Creedencer Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon and the teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison and Sly and the Family Stone are welcomed into the hall.
1995 : The Tenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha and the Vendellas, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.
1998 : The Thirteenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York. Inductees include The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas & The Papas, Lloyd Price, Santana and Gene Vincent.
2002 : Adam Ant, suffering from manic depression, is arrested after bringing a starter pistol to a London pub and threatening to shoot customers. He got the pistol after some customers were poking fun at him for his clothing.
2012 : Lou Reed and John Cale of The Velvet Underground sue the Andy Warhol Foundation for licensing the iconic banana logo Warhol created for the band to third parties.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com