This Day in Music History
1964 : The Who (who are calling themselves the High Numbers at that time) audition for EMI Records, who choose not to sign them to a record deal.
1966 : Chain Reaction, which would later become Aerosmith, opens for The Yardbirds at Staples High in Westport, Connecticut.
1969 : Paul McCartney officially denies that he is dead.
1978 : Earth, Wind & Fire begins a 75-date sold-out U.S. tour in Louisville, Kentucky.
1993 : Annette Funicello receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on her 51st birthday.
1997 : The big record companies run into trouble in Italy when that country's regulators determine that BMG, EMI, PolyGram, Sony and Warner Music have formed a cartel to eliminate competition. They fine the companies the equivalent of $4.5 million.
1999 : The Temptations earn their first platinum record when their 56th album "Phoenix Rising" finally sells its millionth copy.
2000 : R.E.M. returns to their hometown of Athens, Georgia, where they play 3 songs on the courthouse steps as part of a local festival called Land Aid, which is an effort to better the community.
2012 : Country music legend Garth Brooks is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony includes honorary performances by George Strait, Bob Seger, and James Taylor. Brooks is reportedly sentimental and teary-eyed for the occasion.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com