This Day in Music History: The Beatles' first single is released, Led Zeppelin release III - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1962 – Parlophone releases the first Beatles single, “Love Me Do.” The song gets its first radio spin that same day on Radio Luxembourg.

1966 – Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding play together for the first time, and just like that, The Jimi Hendrix Experience forms in London.

1970Led Zeppelin III is released in the US.

1975 – Original Wailers members Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer play together for the last time at the Wonder Dream Concert, which is a benefit organized by Stevie Wonder in Kingston, Jamaica.

1999 – After breaking up in 1983, The Who reform when Roger Daltrey announces that they will play a concert in Las Vegas.

1999 – Paul McCartney releases Run Devil Run in the US.

2007 – A federal jury finds a Minnesota woman guilty of online music file sharing through the public service KaZaa and fines her $220,000.

2011 – The Martin Scorsese documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World premieres on HBO.

2012 – Adele releases her theme to Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond series. The song, written by Adele and her songwriting partner Paul Epworth, features a 77-piece backing orchestra.

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

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