This Day in Music History: Paul McCartney announces Wings, Stevie Wonder releases Innervisions
1963 – The Beach Boys release “Surfer Girl,” the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.
1966 – The Rolling Stones begin nine days of recording sessions for their next album at RCA Studios in Hollywood. Tracks recorded include “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “My Obsession,” “Yesterday’s Papers” and “Back Street Girl.”
1971 – Paul McCartney announces the formation of his first post-Beatles band, Wings. Members include his wife Linda, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums.
1973 – Stevie Wonder releases his 16th studio album, Innervisions. Wonder plays virtually all instruments on six of the album’s nine tracks.
1974 – Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers.
1991 – Pearl Jam plays the club RKCNDY in Seattle. The show is filmed and used to create their first video for the song “Alive.” The audio from the show was used in the video, as the band hated the idea of lip-synching.
1993 – Boston Ventures, the group to whom Berry Gordy had sold Motown in 1988 for $61 million, sells the label and its holdings to Dutch conglomerate Polygram for #325 million.