October 20 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
October 20

1955 : Bill Haley, Pat Boone and Elvis Presley all appear together in concert at a Cleveland High School (the concert is filmed for a documentary of Cleveland DJ Bill Randle but never released).

1959 : Patty Duke opens on Broadway in "The Miracle Worker".

1964 : Rolling Stones' first live performance in France; there are 150 arrests.

1974 : Eric Burdon names his newborn daughter "Mirage" (he later changes it to "Alex").

1977 : Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Mississippi. Gaines' sister, Cassie, who was a backup singer with the group, is also killed along with 2 pilots and the band's manager. Other members of the group are badly injured.

1978 : The Police give their U.S. performance debut at CBGB's in New York.

1996 : Carly Simon is unable to perform due to stage fright, aboard the Queen Elizabeth II in New York.

1999 : John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York.

1999 : A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself battling the condition again. Cash is listed in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

2001 : Raising money for victims of the September 11th attacks, Paul McCartney leads "The Concert For New York" in Madison Square Garden. Elton John, Billy Joel, David Bowie, The Who and Eric Clapton all participate.

2002 : A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find a small amount of cocaine, two marijuana cigarettes, a glass pipe, and rolling papers on Kevin J. McMahon's person and in his luggage. He is released from jail on $16,000 bond.

2011 : John Mayer has throat surgery to treat a problem with his vocal cords, pushing back the release of his album "Born and Raised".

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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