This Day in Music History
1963 : The Beatles' "She Loves You" becomes England's best-selling single of all time, a record that wouldn't be broken until 1977, when ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will release Mull Of Kintyre.
1969 : Genesis take the stage for the first time, playing at the cottage owned by leader Peter Gabriel's former Sunday School teacher.
1973 : Donny Osmond's "The Twelfth Of Never" is certified gold.
1979 : It's "Kenny Rogers Day" in Los Angeles as the singer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994 : The Temptations are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1995 : Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' "Getting Better" fetch $249,000 at Sotheby's in London.
2000 : Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and the Eagles' Don Henley and Glenn Frey perform at the joint VH1/Rolling Stone fundraiser for Al Gore.
2003 : Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers undergoes surgery for a triple heart bypass in Liverpool.
2005 : Tim Foreman, bassist of Switchfoot, speaks out against Copy Protection that Sony have placed on the band's album, "Nothing Is Sound". Foreman provides fans with a detailed workaround on Switchfoot's message board, although the forum posting is later deleted by Sony.
2006 : Marianne Faithfull announces she's undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com