This Day in Music History
1950 : The musical comedy "S and Dolls" premieres on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre.
1957 : Harry Belafonte's "Mary's Boy Child" becomes the first single to sell a million copies in the UK. It stayed at Number One for an unheard-of seven weeks and has since become a perennial UK Christmas favorite.
1959 : Teen heartthrob Johnnie Ray is arrested in London for soliciting an undercover officer in a gay bar. He is later found not guilty.
1961 : In yet another important development for British blues-rock, Chicago blues legend Howlin' Wolf makes his first appearance in the UK for his first European tour, touring behind his latest single, "Little Baby".
1964 : The Who, until recently The High Numbers, perform their first gig under the new name at London's Marquee Club, promising what the posters famously call "Maximum R&B".
1974 : In the midst of his infamous "Lost Weekend", John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for Elton's upcoming Madison Square Garden performance, at which Lennon will make a surprise cameo.
1978 : In a clear prelude to his coming "Christian" direction, the Jewish-born Bob Dylan plays tonight's gig in Fort Worth, Texas, wearing a large gold cross around his neck.
2003 : Glen Campbell is arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Phoenix, Arizona, after crashing his BMW into another car at another intersection and continuing on. The 67-year-old Campbell, who is sentenced to ten days in jail, allegedly knees an officer's groin during the arrest.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com