This Day in Music History: The Beatles begin their final world tour, Zappa makes his final rock appearance on stage
1958 – Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.
1965 – John Lennon’s second book of drawings and poetry, A Spaniard In The Works, is published.
1966 – The final Beatles world tour begins in Munich. Moving forward, they concentrate on studio efforts, resulting in the landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
1990 – Perry Bamonte replaces Roger O’Donnell in The Cure.
1991 – Frank Zappa takes part at the Adieu Soviet Army concert in Prague, a farewell to the last soldiers of Soviet Red Army who are leaving the now free Czechoslovakia. This is considered to be Zappa’s last rock appearance on the stage and it is recorded on the album Adieu C. A. (Soviet Army).
1992 – Billy Joel graduates finally gets his high school diploma from Hicksville High School in Long Island, New York. He didn’t graduate with his class in 1967 because of missed gym and English credits.
1994 – Weezer releases “Undone – The Sweater Song,” the first single from their debut album, Weezer (aka The Blue Album).
2004 – A Fender Stratocaster that Eric Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sells at a Christie’s auction for $959,500 in New York, making it the most expensive guitar in the world. The proceeds of the sale go towards Clapton’s Crossroads addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998.