This Day in Music History: Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott, Prince releases “Prince”
1966 – The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour.
1968 – Cream records one of the shows on their farewell tour at The Forum in LA and releases the songs on the Goodbye Cream album the following year.
1968 – An 18-year-old Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two form a new group which emerges as Humble Pie next April.
1970 – The Australian outlaw film Ned Kelly, featuring Mick Jagger in his first starring role, is released.
1973 – David Bowie releases a covers album, Pin Ups, which includes versions of his favorite songs by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Kinks. Supermodel Twiggy appears on the cover of the album.
1977 – In Greenville, South Carolina, Lynyrd Skynyrd play their last show before the plane crash that would kill three of their members. Nazareth is the opening act.
1979 – Prince releases his sophomore album, Prince.
1991 – Oasis plays The Boardwalk in their hometown of Manchester. It’s their first gig with Noel Gallagher.
2005 – A survey concludes that the average person spends around $42,000 on music during their lives. The figure includes the amount spent on equipment, concerts, and albums. Music enthusiasts are likely to spend double that, parting with $89,000 in a lifetime.
2011 – Coldplay releases their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto, which charts at #1 in 34 countries.