This Day in Music History
1959 : Dick Clark's first "Caravan of Stars" tour opens in New York, featuring The Coasters, The Drifters, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka and Annette Funicello.
1965 : The Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" is certified gold.
1966 : Pete Quaife, bassist for The Kinks, leaves the band after injuries from a recent car crash threaten his ability to play. He will eventually return and stay with the band through 1969.
1970 : Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Burdon and War at the London club Ronnie Scott's 2 days before his death. It's the last time he would play music.
1972 : Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.
2010 : Country singer Justin Townes Earle is arrested in Indianapolis after storming offstage and trashing a green room. Reports say Earle was also intoxicated and he allegedly punched a woman backstage. Earle is forced to pay $200 in damages to the venue but is released from jail on a $150 bond.
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