This Day in Music History: Led Zeppelin rehearse for the first time, Janis Joplin performs her final show - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1877 – Thomas Edison invents the phonograph and makes the first sound recording.

1960 – Pete Best becomes the drummer of the Silver Beetles, who soon rename themselves to simply The Beatles.

1967 – Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, alongside such acts as Donovan, Cream, The Small Faces, and Chicken Shack.

1968 – The New Yardbirds, later to be known as Led Zeppelin, begin their first rehearsal beneath a record store at 22 Gerrard Street in Westminster, London. One of the first songs they play together is a cover of the Johnny Burnette & the Rock and Roll Trio number “Train Kept A-Rollin’.”

1970 – At Harvard, Janis Joplin performs what would be her final concert, ending with a version of Gershwin’s “Summertime.”

1977 – Henri Padovani, guitarist with The Police, quits the group after nine months – leaving them a trio.

1993 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers replace guitarist Arik Marshall with Jesse Tobias. (Three months later, they replace Tobias with Dave Navarro.)

1994 – Woodstock 2 – officially “Woodstock ’94” – begins in Saugerties, New York with Sheryl Crow, Todd Rundgren and Violent Femmes performing. The festival is a success, drawing a crowd of about 350,000.

1997 – MTV debuts the Fleetwood Mac reunion concert The Dance, marking the first time the five had been on stage together since 1982.

1999 – The Kiss-produced movie Detroit Rock City opens nationwide in the US.

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

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