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1965 – Bob Dylan records “Like A Rolling Stone.”

1966 – The Beatles release Yesterday and Today.

1967 – Peter Green leaves John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to form Fleetwood Mac. He hires Mick Fleetwood, but it takes John McVie four months to leave The Bluesbreakers and join the band named after him.

1974 – Paul McCartney & Wings announce the addition of Geoff Britton, who replaced Denny Seiwell.

1976 – The Sex Pistols record their first demos in Clapham’s Majestic studios followed by a gig that night at The 100 club in London. One year later in 1977, the band holds a party on a boat as it sails down The River Thames in London. They perform “Anarchy In The UK” outside the Houses of Parliament, which results in partygoers being arrested when the boat docks later that day.

1986 – At Giants Stadium in New Jersey, The Police headline the last concert on the Conspiracy of Hope tour, which benefits Amnesty International. They have plans to record another album, but scrap them after drummer Stewart Copeland is injured in a polo match. The trio does not tour again until 2007.

1989 – The Offspring’s self-titled debut album is released only on vinyl. A CD and cassette reissue would eventually be released in 1995.

1989 – Nirvana’s debut album Bleach is released in the US. The title for the album comes from a poster that says “Bleach Your Works,” urging drug users to bleach their needles. Kurt Cobain claimed that most of the lyrics on the album were written the night before recording while he was feeling “pissed off,” and that he did not regard them highly.

1997 – Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson appear on VH1’s Storytellers.

2010 – Devo release Something for Everybody, their first album in 20 years.


1910 : David Rose

1929 : Nigel Pickering (Spanky and Our Gang)

1937 : Waylon Jennings

1941 : Nilsson

1946 : Noddy Holder (Slade)

1950 : James Smith (The Stylistics)

1951 : Steve Walsh (Kansas, Streets)

1954 : Garry Roberts (The Boomtown Rats)

1956 : Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep)

1966 : Rob Mitchell (Sixpence None the Richer)

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

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