1964 – At producers Phil Spector’s suggestion, The Rolling Stones record “It’s All Over Now,” “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” and “Time Is On My Side” at Chess studios in Chicago. The band gets to meet Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and Chuck Berry during the day.

1966 – The Monkees’ first recording sessions take place. Despite working with feature members of the Wrecking Crew, a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles, the sessions are ultimately unsuccessful.

1966 – Janis Joplin makes her singing debut with Big Brother & the Holding Company at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom.

1972 – The Rolling Stones’ double album Exile On Main Street goes to #1 on the UK chart, their seventh chart-topper in the country. In 2010, the re-released album also “debuted” at #1 – almost 38 years to the week after it first occupied that position. The Rolling Stones are the first act to ever have a studio album return to #1 after it was first released.

1977 – Joe Strummer and Nicky Headon of The Clash are each fined $8.50 by a London court for spray-painting “The Clash” on a wall.

2003 – Following a four year hiatus, Fountains of Wayne reunite and release Welcome Interstate Managers. The album spawns the hit-single, “Stacy’s Mom.”

2006 – The surviving members of Led Zeppelin meet at a secret rehearsal space in England to run through songs for the forthcoming 02 Arena benefit tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder, the late Ahmet Ertegun. It is the first time the three members have been in the same room with instruments since a four-song set performed at their 1995 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


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