May 9 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 9

1959 : Wayne Newton, then 16 years old, makes his Vegas debut at the Freemont Hotel. He would quickly become a Vegas Star and a regular on the Strip.

1963 : The Rolling Stones sign their first management contract with Andrew Loog Oldham's management company Impact, agreeing to license their UK output to Decca.

1964 : Chuck Berry makes his UK stage debut at London's Astoria Theatre, with The Animals, Nashville Teens, and The Swinging Blue Jeans opening for him.

1967 : In honor of actress, comedian and lounge music performer Damita Jo DeBlanc, "Damita Jo Day" is held in her home town, Austin, Texas.

1974 : Bruce Springsteen gets a huge career boost when he opens for Bonnie Raitt at her Boston Arena show. Playing his full two-hour set at Raitt's insistence (rare for an opening act), Bruce is so impressive that Rolling Stone's Jon Landau writes in Boston's The Real Paper, "I saw rock and roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time." Landau went on to become Springsteen's manager and producer.

1998 : Brian Wilson plays his first ever solo concert (no Beach Boys) at a show in St. Charles, Illinois.

2006 : Britney Spears confirms that she and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, are expecting their second child together.

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