This Day in Music History
1962 : The Beatles sign their first real management contract with Brian Epstein, with George and Paul's fathers signing for their sons, who are still minors. Epstein gets 25 percent of the group's earnings.
1962 : Barbra Streisand signs with Columbia Records.
1967 : Mick Jagger's apartment in London is burglarized, with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull's furs and jewelry being among the items listed stolen.
1968 : John Sebastian leaves The Lovin' Spoonful.
1970 : Curtis Mayfield leaves The Impressions.
1971 : John Lennon's LP "Imagine" is certified gold.
1976 : David Bowie retreats to West Germany in an attempt to clean up his cocaine addiction. While in Germany, Bowie works with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. The song "Heroes" comes from this stay.
1977 : The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician, singer/songwriter Elton John.
1983 : The first ever David Bowie Convention is held in London's Cunard Hotel. Speakers at the convention include Bowie's former dance teacher, Lindsay Kemp, Bowie's former manager, Ken Pitt, guitar player, John Hutchinson, Bowie archivist, Kev Cann and photographer, Ray Stevenson.
1991 : The world's most valuable golf glove - the original, crystal-studded one Michael Jackson wore - is stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. Police recovered the glove two days later. MC Hammer set up a phone line and offered a $50,000 reward for the glove's return.
1994 : Wilson Pickett begins serving a 1 year jail sentence for a 1992 incident where he hit a pedestrian with his car.
1998 : Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2002 : The White Stripes play a free show in New York's Union Square Park, treating a large lunchtime crowd to asset full of covers and nuggets from the group's three albums.
2002 : Barry White's label reveals that the singer has been hospitalized with kidney failure.
2002 : Ms. Dynamite is the big winner at the UK Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, where she is named best newcomer and U.K. act of the year, and her song, "It Takes More", wins best single. She faded fast, releasing only one more album in the '00s.
2007 : Outside the Soho Revue Bar in London, Laura Marling and her band perform a set in front of shocked and ecstatic fans. The club won’t allow the 17-year-old Marling inside to perform because it violates their strict 18 & over policy, so she takes it to the streets. She later returns to the club in February 2008 for an encore of sorts, performing indoors and onstage to celebrate the release of her debut "Alas, I Cannot Swim" and her 18th birthday.
2008 : Phish confirm they'd be reuniting for a three-night run in March 2009 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.
2012 : Chris Thile, mandolinist best known for his work with Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, wins a 'genius' grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The foundation typically accepts nominees through anonymous selection, and when Thile received the congratulatory phone call, he confided that he thought it was a political robo-call until his agent looked up the number.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com