1959 – Ray Charles records “What’d I Say.”



1965 – The Beatles record “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.”

1968 – David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd.

1974 – KISS release their self-titled, debut album.

1987 – Prince releases the song “Sign O the Times.”

1990 – Freddie Mercury makes his last public appearance with Queen when they receive the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music.

2012 – An invite-only memorial for Whitney Houston is held in Newark, NJ. Among those in attendance are Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys.


1933 – Yoko Ono

1934 – Skip Battin (The Byrds)

1947 – Dennis DeYoung (Styx)

1948 – Keith Knudsen (The Doobie Brothers)

1953 – Robbie Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

1980 – Regina Spektor


Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.