1960 – Patsy Cline becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1962 – Sam Cooke releases “Twistin’ the Night Away.”
1963 – Drummer Charlie Watts joins The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated and his job as a graphic designer.
1965 – The Beatles’ Beatles 65 jumps from #98 to #1 on the Billboard album chart in one week’s time.
1970 – Led Zeppelin appear at The Royal Albert Hall in London on the night of Jimmy Page’s 26th birthday. John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck are all in the audience. The two and a quarter hour set is recorded and filmed but shelved for several decades, eventually seeing official release on a 2003 DVD.
1976 – Graham Parker (of Graham Parker & the Rumour) signs his first recording contract.
1997 – David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden in New York with guests Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Billy Corgan, and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert go to the Save The Children fund.
2007 – John Mayer joins Apple CEO Steve Jobs onstage at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco to introduce the first iPhone.
Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.
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