This Day in Music History
1969 : A performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival lands Grand Funk Railroad a record deal.
1974 : Steely Dan (Walter Becker and Donald Fagan) give up live performing after a show in Santa Monica so they can focus on studio work, including the album "Katy Lied". They wouldn't tour again until 1993.
1977 : Blondie bassist Gary Valentine quits the band.
1980 : 500,000 attend a free Beach Boys concert in Washington DC.
1984 : Ringo Starr sits in with The Beach Boys during their Miami concert.
1992 : John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas receives a liver transplant in Los Angeles.
2002 : The man who attacked and nearly murdered George Harrison, Michael Abram, is given a conditional release by a Mental Health Review Tribunal, to the fury of George's widow, Olivia.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com