This Day in Music History
1964 : The British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who is the "Mr. Wilson" in their song "Taxman", presents The Beatles with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award at the Variety Club of Great Britain Annual Show Business Awards.
1966 : Gary Leeds of The Walker Brothers is "abducted" by British students raising money for charity.
1968 : Dean Martin's LP "Houston" is certified gold.
1968 : Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1974 : Jefferson Airplane reform with most of their original members and kick off their first tour as Jefferson Starship. They became simply "Starship" in 1984.
1978 : Billy Joel makes his U.K. concert debut at London's Theatre Royal.
1982 : Randy Rhoads, who was Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, dies when he takes a plane ride with a pilot who tries to buzz Ozzy's tour bus. When the wing hit the bus, the plane crashed into a nearby house, killing Rhoads, the pilot, and the tour costume designer/hairdresser.
1988 : Michael Jackson begins construction on his 2,800-acre ranch and private amusement park in Santa Barbara, California, which he will name "Neverland" after a fantasy location in his favorite book, Peter Pan, a place where children never grow up.
2001 : Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, Steely Dan and The Flamingos are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
2004 : Aretha Franklin is admitted to a hospital after an allergic reaction to antibiotics (she stays there five days).
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com