This Day in Music History: U2 releases Boy, Amy Winehouse releases Frank - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their Wedding Album LP with a photo of their own wedding cake and a copy of their marriage certificate included.

1973 – The Steve Miller Band releases The Joker.

1976 – Led Zeppelin attends the New York City premiere of their film The Song Remains The Same. The night raises $25,000 for the Save the Children Fund.

1977 – Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines die along with their manager Dean Kilpatrick and Ronnie’s sister Cassie when their rented plane runs out of fuel and crashes in the swamplands of Gillsburg, Mississippi. Other members of the band and crew are badly injured.

1977 – In town for a gig with The Police, Sting kills some time by walking through the red light district of Paris, where he is inspired to write what would be the band’s first hit: “Roxanne.”

1978 – The Police make their US performance debut at CBGB’s in New York City.

1980 – U2’s releases their debut album, Boy.

2003 – Amy Winehouse releases her debut album, Frank, named after Frank Sinatra.

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

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