This Day in Music History
1960 : Aretha Franklin plays a selection of standards at the Village Vanguard in New York City. It is Aretha's first non-gospel performance.
1963 : The Beatles' "She Loves You" is certified gold.
1968 : Aretha Franklin's "I Say a Little Prayer" is certified gold.
1970 : Elvis Presley is made an honorary "special" deputy sheriff of Bel Air, California.
1991 : Apple Computers reaches an agreement with The Beatles' Apple Corps, paying $26.5 million the rights to run music software - an update to their 1981 deal that prohibited the computer maker from selling anything music-related. The deal is revised from time to time as Apple Computer makes music a major part of their business.
1997 : Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb'Mo', Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
1999 : The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight Center.
2004 : The Vote for Change tour wraps up in Washington DC with a concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., The Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks and James Taylor. The goal of the tour was to get president George W. Bush voted out of office in the November elections. Bush won by a narrow margin.
2006 : Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band The Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com