This Day in Music History
1960 : Elvis Presley's latest single, "It's Now Or Never", sells 780,000 copies in the UK during its first week of release, making it the fastest-selling song in the country's history.
1964 : Them backs up legendary bluesman Jimmy Reed during a British tour.
1967 : Pink Floyd begin their first UK tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London, playing on a package bill with The Move, Nice, Amen Corner, and the headliner, Jimi Hendrix.
1967 : The Monkees' "Daydream Believer" is certified gold.
1975 : The Spinners' "They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)" is certified gold.
1997 : Though it's not a sell-out, The Bee Gees' show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas still manages to gross a stunning $1,681,100. Tickets ranging in price from $50-$300 give the Arena its highest gross of the year.
2005 : Mark Ross, known as "Brother Marquis" from the rap group 2 Live Crew, sues Ice-T, claiming he helped write the original version of "99 Problems", which has become a hit for Jay-Z.
1997 : Johnny Cash, who was recently diagnosed with a form of Parkinson's Disease, is treated for pneumonia at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1999 : EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks rooks album "Garth Brooks...In the Life of Chris Gaines", in order to boost sales. In exchange for the rebate, retailers are asked to lower the price of the Capitol album - which lists for $17.98 on CD - as low as possible.
2000 : As promised, The Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song Original prankster were automatically entered, appear on MTV's Total Request Live to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock wins, correctly identifying Noodles as the oldest member of the band.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com