This Day in Music History
1957 : Cliff Richard plays his first gig with the Shadows at Hanley, England's Victoria Hall.
1959 : At 23 years old, Bobby Darin becomes the youngest ever headliner at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
1965 : Henry Mancini's soundtrack LP "The Pink Panther" is certified gold.
1966 : The Jimi Hendrix Experience forms in London.
1974 : Randy Newman plays Atlanta Symphony Hall backed by an 87-piece orchestra conducted by his uncle Emil Newman.
1975 : Original Wailers members Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer play together for the last time at the Wonder Dream Concert, in Kingston, Jamaica, which is a benefit organized by Stevie Wonder.
1976 : Hall and Oates' LP "Abandoned Luncheonette" is certified gold.
1979 : The Who's soundtrack LP "The Kids Are Alright" is certified platinum.
1997 : Garth Brooks fans snap up more than 139,000 tickets in less than four hours, selling out eight shows at Chicago's Rosemont Horizon.
1998 : Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit charging that composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber copied from another songwriter the "Phantom Song" from his Phantom of the Opera. The case stems from a 1990 suit filed by U.S. liturgical composer Ray Repp that claims Webber's song copies Repp's 1978 composition "Till You".
1999 : After breaking up in 1983, The Who reform when Roger Daltrey announces that they will play a concert in Las Vegas.
2003 : Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collects the third annual Shortlist Music Prize, climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine nominees at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Styled as a U.S. equivalent to Britain's Mercury Prize, the Shortlist Prize honors cutting-edge performers whose latest albums have sold less than 500,000 copies at the time of their nomination.
2006 : Jeffrey Borer, owner of company that sold Michael Jackson his private Gulfstream jet, is sentenced to six months in prison for ordering employee Arvel Jett Reeves to install two videocameras in it in order to catch Jackson saying something for which he could be blackmailed.
2007 : A federal jury finds a Minnesota woman guilty of online music file sharing through the public service KaZaa, fining her $220,000.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com