1943 – Frank Sinatra makes his debut as a vocalist on “Your Hit Parade.”
1958 – George Harrison joins The Quarrymen. The group features John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, Eric Griffiths, and John Lowe.
1962 – Decca Records turns down The Beatles.
1971 – Richard Thompson leaves Fairport Convention.
1981 – Paul McCartney records vocals for George Harrison’s “All Those Years Ago,” which is a tribute to John Lennon. Ringo Starr also plays on the song.
1987 – Joan Jett makes her acting debut in the movie Light of Day. She stars alongside Michael J. Fox as leaders of a struggling band called The Barbusters. The title song for the film is written by Bruce Springsteen.
1989 – Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead release their collaborative live album, Dylan & the Dead.
1998 – Blues Brothers 2000 opens in theaters, featuring Wilson Pickett, Jonny Lang, and Eddie Floyd.
2001 – Guitarist Don Felder is fired from The Eagles. He would later launch a $50 million law suit against Don Henley and Glenn Frey, alleging wrongful termination and breach of implied-in-fact contract. Henley and Frey countersue Felder for breach of contract, alleging that Felder had written and attempted to sell the rights to a “tell-all” book. Both parties settle out-of-court for an undisclosed amount.
Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.
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