This Day in Music History
1953 : Elvis Presley leaves IC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
1958 : Barry Sadler joins the U.S. Air Force (he's later a Green Beret in the U.S. Army).
1960 : Bobby Darin plays the Copacabana in New York for the first time.
1964 : The first U.S. Rolling Stones concert is held, at the Manning Bowl, a high school in Lynn, Massachusetts.
1966 : The Who kick off a 10-date European tour at the Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden.
1972 : Former teen idol Dion performs in a reunion concert with The Belmonts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1973 : Electric Light Orchestra begin their first US tour, a 40-date trek in San Diego, California.
1976 : Paul McCartney and Wings set a new world record when they perform in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.
1981 : Prince makes his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he will not play the UK again for five years).
1982 : Haircut 100 kick off an 8-date UK tour at The Manchester Apollo.
1984 : Aerosmith play at the Capitol Theater in Concord, New Hampshire, the first night on their 59 date North American Back In The Saddle Tour.
1992 : Freedom Williams quits C and C Music Factory and files a $10 million fraud and breach of contract suit in New York against the group.
1993 : Jamiroquai kick off a 13-date UK tour at Royal Holloway College, Egham.
1993 : Aerosmith appear at the Landon Arena in Kansas, the first night on their 169 date Get A Grip world tour.
1995 : Stone Roses guitarist John Squire smashes his collarbone in a cycling accident causing the band to pull out of major gigs.
1999 : Backstreet Boys surpass Garth Brooks’ first-week sales record of 1.08 million, when Millennium sells over 1.13 million in its first week.
2002 : S Club 7 member Hannah Spearitt announces she is quitting the group two months after her boyfriend and band member Paul Cattermole had left the group.
2002 : The wedding ring that Paul McCartney had given his fiancée Heather Mills ends up thrown out of the window of the hotel where the couple is staying in Miami. Hotel staff use metal detectors to find the $25,000 ring the next day. Despite the quarrel, Paul and Heather go ahead with the wedding.
2003 : A painting of Kylie Minogue wearing gold hot pants causes tempers to fray among drivers in Brighton. Artist Simon Etheridge, put up the almost life-size picture in his own Art Asylum gallery, as part of a Festival and since then motorists had caused regular traffic hold-ups as they stopped to take a second look.
2006 : Muscle Shoals Sound Studios at 3614 Jackson Highway is added to the National Historic Register. The studio opened in 1969 when the musicians from the nearby FAME studios left to do it themselves. Many famous acts, including Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Rolling Stones recorded there in the '70s. It switched hands in 1978 and was eventually abandoned, but in 1999 Noel Webster bought it and reopened the studio.
2009 : Cher sues Universal Music Group on behalf of herself and her late partner Sonny Bono, claiming the label owes them five million in unpaid royalties.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com