This Day in Music History
1962 : The Beach Boys sign to Capitol Records following the success of their independently released 45, "Surfin'", and a four-song demo recorded the previous month, featuring work versions of "Surfer Girl", 409, and Surfin' Safari.
1966 : A supergroup is born. Former Yardbirds guitarist Eric Clapton teams up with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker of the Graham Bond Organization to form Cream.
1967 : Today's Newport Folk Festival features Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, and Tom Paxton, among others.
1970 : Janis Joplin joins Pigpen McKernan for a duet on "Turn On Your Love Light" at a Grateful Dead concert in California.
1972 : Smokey Robinson performs his final show with The Miracles at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington, DC. At the end of the show, Smokey introduces his replacement, 20-year-old Billy Griffin.
1976 : After six years, Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina decide to split up their partnership, which had three big hits in Thinking Of You, "My Music", and Your Mama Don't Dance.
1976 : Due the bi-coastal distance (and increasing differences) between Gregg Allman and the other band members, The Allman Brothers call it quits (they will reunite two years later).
1995 : At North Carolina's Duke University Medical Center, Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds undergoes an operation to remove a brain tumor.
1996 : Sultan of Brunei, who is a big fan of Michael Jackson, pays the singer about $15 million to perform at his birthday party.
2005 : The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducts its seventh annual group of honorees in Wildwood, New Jersey: The Angels, Brooklyn Bridge, The Chiffons, The Chi-Lites, the Del-Vikings, Fleetwood Mac, The Hilltoppers, the Mel-Tones, The Neville Brothers, The Pointer Sisters, The Rascals, The Righteous Brothers, the Sons of the Pioneers, and the Tymes.
2008 : Billy Joel bids goodbye to Flushing, New York's iconic Shea Stadium with the first of two star-studded concerts. Sadly, this would be the highlight of the Mets' season.
2009 : At the Latitude Festival, held every year in Henham Park in Suffolk, England, Noah and the Whale debut their feature-length film "The First Days of Spring". The film accompanies their new record of the same name due out in August. Written and directed by lead singer Charlie Fink, the film stars model Daisy Lowe, the daughter of fashion designer Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale, lead singer for the alt-rock band Bush.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com