This Day in Music History
1956 : Sammy Davis, Jr. becomes an instant celebrity when he stars in the Broadway play Mister Wonderful.
1956 : Carl Perkins is injured in a Dover, Delaware car accident on his way to perform on NBC-TV's Perry Como Show.
1962 : 19-year-old Barbra Streisand becomes an instant celebrity when she stars in the Broadway play "I Can Get It For You Wholesale".
1967 : The Who make their US stage debut, performing at the Paramount Theater in New York City.
1969 : John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their "bed-in for peace" in Amsterdam.
1971 : The Allman Brothers Band are arrested en masse at a truck stop in Jackson, Alabama, and charged with possession of marijuana and heroin.
1974 : Ten Years After play their final gig, seven years after their first one.
1994 : Ted Nugent, always a straight arrow, makes a PSA warning kids of the dangers of abusing inhalants.
1997 : Paul McCartney's original birth certificate is sold to a private Beatles collector for $84,146.
2004 : Ozzy Osbourne is voted best person to welcome aliens to Earth, in a Yahoo! poll.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com