1964 – The Animals record “House Of The Rising Sun.”


1966 – The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals) make their first recordings at Mr Music Inc in Brick Town, New Jersey. They cut two Springsteen songs, “Baby I” and “That’s What You Get.” The songs are cut directly to disc, and seven or eight test pressings are made.

1966 – The Hollies record “Bus Stop.”

1967 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney sing backing vocals on The Rolling Stones track “We Love You” during a session at Olympic Studios, London.

1978 – The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey as Holly, is released in the US.

1980 – Battling epilepsy and depression, Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis hangs himself in the kitchen of his home in England at the age of 23. Curtis has the Iggy Pop album The Idiot playing on his stereo and leaves a note that says, “At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore.” His sophomore album with the band, Closer, is released two months later on July 18.

1993 – Sister Lovers, 18 Wheeler, Boyfriend, and Oasis appear at King Tuts in Glasgow, Scotland. Creation Records boss Alan McGee had missed a train at nearby Queen Street station, and decided to head to Tuts to kill time before the next one. Upon seeing Oasis, he declares, “I’ve found the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band since The Beatles,” and gives them a record deal.


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