This Day in Music History
1957 : Police in Oakland, California inform Elvis Presley that he is not allowed to swivel his hips onstage in tonight's performance at the Oakland Auditorium; Elvis responds by sarcastically wiggling only his little finger while singing. The cops film the show anyway, just in case.
1969 : The Beatles' "Something" b/w "Come Together" is certified gold.
1969 : The Beatles' LP "Abbey Road" is certified gold.
1970 : Black Sabbath begin their first U.S. tour.
1973 : Aerosmith open for headliners Mott The Hoople at Boston's Orpheum Theater.
1979 : Elton John collapses during his show at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre and is hospitalized for "exhaustion".
1980 : John Lennon's killer purchases the .38 revolver (a five-shot Charter Arms "Off Duty" special) with which he will eventually kill his idol.
1992 : Bo Diddley sues the estate of his former manager, the now-deceased Martin Otelsberg, for $75,000 in misappropriated funds.
1995 : A Texas jury sentences Yolanda Saldivar to life in prison for the murder of Selena, the 23-year-old Tejano star.
1999 : Master P's hoop dream comes to an end. The high-profile rapper, whose real name is Percy Miller, is waived by the NBA's Toronto Raptors, failing to make the pro league for the second straight season. The year before, the Charlotte Hornets waived Miller just before the regular season began.
2005 : The family band Cherryholmes gets the entertainer of the year award at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, becoming the first act nominated for emerging artist and entertainer in the same year.
2005 : New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York radio station Power 105.1's Power House concert at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com