This Day in Music History
1950 : The Victor Talking Machine Company trademarks the phrase "His Master's Voice", which refers to the dog in their logo (Nipper) listening to a record player because he thinks it is his owner. The company later becomes the record label RCA Victor.
1964 : The Beatles make a triumphant return to their hometown, Liverpool, greeted by 200,000 fans.
1967 : Kenny Rogers leaves The New Christie Minstrels and forms The First Edition, who have a hit the next year with "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)".
1968 : Eric Clapton announces the breakup of the supergroup Cream, currently finishing up its last tour.
1976 : A 16 year-old girl is stabbed to death at a Yes concert in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1978 : Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman falls from the stage at a gig St. Paul, Minnesota and is knocked unconscious.
1979 : Chuck Berry is sentenced to jail for the second time, this time a tax-evasion charge that nets him four months (for allegedly bilking Uncle Sam out of $200,000 back in 1973).
1981 : Jerry Lee Lewis enters a Memphis hospital for the first of two emergency operations to counteract a bleeding ulcer.
1986 : Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead slips into a diabetic coma. He recovers five days later.
1989 : The Monkees get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the ceremony, all four Monkees reunite for the first time - Mike Nesmith was a holdout on their reunion.
2000 : A much-ballyhooed Supremes "reunion" tour, "Return To Love", which features only Diana Ross from the original group, is canceled after initial ticket sales don't match expectations.
2008 : VH1's Rock Honors pays tribute to The Who.
2009 : Robert Plant is officially a Commander of the British Empire after being bestowed with the title by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
2010 : The audience attending a benefit for Palestinian Children in Oxfordshire, England knew they were going to be entertained by David Gilmour. What they didn't know was that Gilmour's onetime Pink Floyd bandmate, Roger Waters was going to drop in for a surprise four-song set. Waters said in a Facebook posting that he agreed to do it after Gilmour agreed to join him for a performance of The Wall in March 2011 in Europe. The last time the two had been on stage together was at the 2005 Live 8 London concerts.
2012 : Slash, of late Guns N' Roses fame, gets his star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Charlie Sheen is master of ceremonies at the event, and comments, "It seems quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on." Oooooooooh, burn!
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com