This Day in Music History
1974 : George Harrison launches his Dark Horse record label.
1987 : Performing as the Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, members of the band who survived their 1977 plane crash perform the first of a series of shows to mark the 10 year anniversary of the crash. The enthusiastic response from fans leads the band to reform permanently and record new material.
1997 : Elton John sings a new version of "Candle In The Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral. The new version, which replaces "Goodbye Norma Jean" with "Goodbye England's Rose", becomes the best-selling single of all time.
2002 : With Ian Astbury on lead vocals and Stewart Copeland on drums, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors perform their first concert as "The Doors of the 21st Century". The show is part of the Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour at the California Speedway in Fontana.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com