1958 – Gibson patents its Flying V electric guitar. Guitarists who played a Flying V include Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.
1964 – The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Their opening act is The Ronettes.
1976 – Peter Frampton’s live double album Frampton Comes Alive! is released. It has sold over 8 million copies.
1977 – EMI Records gives no reason when they drop The Sex Pistols from their roster. The band receives $68,000 to be released from their contract only 3 months after signing it.
1993 – Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman announces his upcoming departure from the group after thirty years in the band.
2009 – The iTunes Music Store reaches 6 billion songs sold.
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