This Day in Music History
1955 : Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley and his Comets at a show in Holly's hometown of Lubbock, Texas. The gig gets the attention of a talent scout and leads to his first recordings.
1966 : Former R&B cover band Pink Floyd debut an entire set of psychedelic originals at tonight's gig at All Saints Hall in London.
1966 : Grace Slick makes her first stage appearance with the band Jefferson Airplane at their Fillmore West gig in San Francisco.
1971 : Little Richard's publisher sues Creedence Clearwater Revival, claiming "Travelin' Band" is too similar to Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly". A settlement is eventually reached.
1972 : Joe Cocker and six members of his touring band are arrested after a concert in Adelaide, Australia, when police allegedly discover marijuana and heroin in their hotel rooms. The group are not charged but instead given four hours to leave the country.
1977 : At the personal request of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Linda Ronstadt sings the US national anthem at the beginning of their third World Series game against the New York Yankees.
1997 : Sir Paul McCartney's symphonic poem "Standing Stone" gets its world debut by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The piece earns the former Beatle six curtain calls. Critics, however, call it dull and forgettable.
1998 : B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London
2003 : Former Temptation (and Dramatic, and Lakeside member) Barrington Henderson sues the band and the Motown label for wrongful termination and millions of dollars in alleged unpaid royalties.
2004 : Eric Clapton is busted for speeding in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Mercuil, France, and fined 750 Euros.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com