This Day in Music History
1964 : The Rolling Stones cancel an upcoming South African tour when the British Musicians Union declares an embargo of the country due to their apartheid polices.
1967 : Doc Severinsen, already a member of the house band on NBC-TV's Tonight Show, replaces Skitch Henderson as its leader.
1973 : Paul Simon's "Loves Me Like A Rock" is certified gold.
1980 : Despite years of hits in the UK, Gary Glitter declares bankruptcy.
1996 : Maxwell sells out the Roxy Theater in a show that was moved from the smaller Cotton Club to meet demand.
2000 : The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunites at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium for a performance of their signature song, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken?". Longtime member John McEuen joins Jimmie Fadden, Jeff Hanna, Jimmy Ibbotson and Bob Carpenter for the filming of an IMAX movie, that traces the roots and branches of country music.
2000 : On what would have been John Lennon's 60th birthday, the book Lennon Remembers, The Complete Rolling Stone Interviews is released, containing material too controversial to publish years earlier.
2000 : The first ever John Lennon museum opens in Japan on what would have been Lennon's 60th birthday. Yoko allows it to run for 10 years before terminating the agreement, as she felt Lennons spirit should stay in motion.
2001 : U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
2006 : The Bad Brains kick off a three-night residency at CBGB's, during the famed music venue's last week of operation. Celebrities spotted in the crowd include Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova, Richard Hell, and Elijah Wood.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com