This Day in Music History
1956 : The duo Buchanan and Goodman go to court over their song "Flying Saucer", which incorporates bits of other hit songs. The first use of sampling in the Rock era, the song made #3 on the Hot 100.
1964 : The official Rolling Stones biography, "Our Own Story" is published.
1969 : John Lennon purchases the island Dorinch off the Ireland coast and invites any hippie who wishes to live there.
1973 : Peter, Paul and Mary's album "In The Wind" is certified gold.
1974 : An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore crashes a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, Iowa, having already conned food and shelter from several Deep Purple fans.
1975 : Morris Albert's "Feelings" is certified gold.
1992 : 90,000 people attend Elton John's Mexico City concert, his first in the country.
1992 : Former Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne asks Sabbath's original lineup to open for him at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California. Says guitarist Tony Iommi: "It was Ozzy's first farewell tour, so we genuinely believed that he was going to retire." Ronnie James Dio vehemently refused to open for Ozzy, so Rob Halford sang with the band instead. On the 14th, the band's full original lineup played "Black Sabbath", "Fairies Wear Boots", "Iron Man" and "Paranoid".
1997 : Ray Charles conducts his first-ever online chat at www.rhino.com. The pop music legend fields questions about his recently released, five-CD boxed set, Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection.
1997 : Things get ugly for The Spice Girls in Barcelona at the 44th Premios Ondas Awards. The industry crowd boos throughout the cheeky quintet's lip-synched performance of "Spice Up Your Life", after it is announced that the Girls would not perform while photographers were present.
2000 : Alejandro Sanz caps a triumphant week when he wins awards for Spanish male artist and Spanish album at the "Premios Amigo". The week before Sanz won identical awards at the 47th Premios Ondas.
2000 : The Beatles sanction their first official Web site.
2004 : After several years of feuding, the rap group A Tribe Called Quest gets back together for a reunion show at the Rock the Bells festival. It was also the night when their friend and fellow rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard from the Wu-Tang Clan died. A Tribe Called Quest opened their show with a tribute to ODB and performed some of Wu Tang's songs to start the set.
2005 : Astronauts on at the US space station in orbit around the Earth are woken up today by Paul McCartney, singing Good Day Sunshine live from his concert in Anaheim, California.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com