This Day in Music History
1956 : Doris Day signs a 5-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million.
1958 : Private Elvis Presley completes basic Army training at Ft. Hood, Texas, earning a two-week furlough.
1964 : Dolly Parton moves to Nashville, Tennessee, one day after her high school graduation.
1964 : The Rolling Stones make their first trip to the United States, arriving on British Airways Flight 505 for their first American tour.
1965 : Art Garfunkel graduates from Columbia University in New York.
1967 : Fairport Convention make their live debut when they played St Michael's Hall, Golders Green.
1971 : The two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Elvis Presley was born, is opened to the public as a tourist attraction.
1973 : Former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt breaks his spine after attempting to leave a party by climbing down a drainpipe and falling three stories. It leaves Wyatt permanently crippled and confined to a wheelchair.
1974 : The UK music magazine NME publishes its list of 100 Great Albums: at No.3 The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds", No.2, Bob Dylan's "Blonde On Blonde" and The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper" is voted in at No.1.
1974 : Steely Dan supported by Highway appear at the Kursall Ballroom, Southend, England.
1975 : Ronnie Wood perform his first gig as Rolling Stones guitarist, on his 28th birthday.
1977 : Billy Joel ends a U.S. tour with a concert at Carnegie Hall.
1977 : Bob Marley and The Wailers play the first of four nights at the Rainbow Theatre in London. There are six nights booked at the Rainbow, but the last two shows are called off because of a serious toe injury Marley sustained in a friendly soccer game with French journalists just before the tour's start in Paris. Subsequently the tour's second leg in the United States would be postponed and then canceled.
1979 : The Police, supported by The Cramps appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1980 : Devo kicks off a 7-date UK tour at the Apollo, Glasgow.
1985 : Bruce Springsteen kicks off the European leg of his Born in the USA world tour at Slane Castle in Dublin, Ireland.
1995 : Alan Wilder leaves Depeche Mode.
1997 : Spice Girl, Baby Spice arrives back in the UK in a wheelchair after breaking her ankle during a Turkish TV show.
1998 : Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots is arrested for heroin possession in New York the day he is supposed to do a solo show.
2000 : Dixie Chicks play the first night of their 85-date 'Fly' North American tour at Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
2001 : Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting.
2003 : Slipknot bass player Paul Gray is arrested after colliding with another car in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Gray, who died from an overdose on May 24, 2010, was arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia, as well drunk-driving.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com