This Day in Music History
1958 : While still stationed in Germany with the US Army, Private First Class Elvis Presley takes in a Bill Haley show for the troops at Stuttgart.
1970 : Neil Diamomd's "Cracklin' Rosie" is certified gold.
1973 : The Who's LP "Quadrophenia" is certified gold.
1975 : Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue.
1987 : Rolling Stones guitarist and sometime painter Ron Wood gets his first public presentation, Decades, in London, featuring mostly portraits of Wood's famous friends over the past two decades.
1990 : The inductees for the sixth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are announced, a list which includes Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, The Byrds, The Impressions, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker.
1991 : Three members of the group Pink Floyd are injured during an auto race in Mexico when their car rolls 230 feet down an embankment near San Luis Potosi. Guitarist Steve O'Rourke breaks his leg and guitarist Dave Gilmour receives minor blows to the head. Drummer Nick Mason continues the race.
1998 : Singer/guitarist Brian Setzer files suit against Ken Kinnally, a former member of Setzer's pre-Stray Cats group the Bloodless Pharaohs. Setzer alleges that, without his knowledge or consent, Kinnally licensed 1978 studio tracks and 1979 live recordings to Collectibles Records, which issued an album titled "Brian Setzer & the Bloodless Pharaohs".
1998 : Three ex-members of the San Francisco punk band Dead Kennedys sue former lead singer Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher), claiming he diverted money owed to his bandmates for his own use. The action is filed by East Bay Ray (Ray Pepperell), Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall), and D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley). The suit goes to trial in April 2000.
1999 : David Lee Roth files suit against Edmund Anderson, the operator of a Web site that sells Roth collectibles, charging that Anderson breached his contract with the singer.
2001 : Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an October 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabilitation required by his plea bargain on an earlier drug possession charge.
2002 : Palm Springs, California, dedicates a portion of its airport as the "Sonny Bono Memorial Concourse", in honor of the famous singer who also served as the town's mayor in the late Eighties.
2003 : A study by the Neilsen ratings people finds that a full third of the sales of "Beatles 1" were to new fans between the ages of 19 and 24, skewing the fan base even younger than it had been previously.
2005 : The wax figures of the younger Beatles used in the cover of the band's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album are auctioned off for 81,500 pounds in London after being discovered languishing in the backroom of Madame Tussauds' famous wax museum.
2007 : Bon Iver signs to Jagjaguwar Records.
2009 : To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a series of concerts take place at Madison Square Garden, featuring inductees like Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Mick Jagge and Aretha Franklin.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com