1970 – Elton John plays live in a recording studio, accompanied by just two musicians: Dee Murray on bass and Nigel Olsson on drums. The performance, which is broadcast on New York City’s WABC radio, is the first live FM broadcast from a music studio. The recording is later be released as 17-11-70, Elton’s first live album.
 1971 – The Faces release A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse.
1974 – ABBA play their first gig outside Sweden, opening at the Kalkonerteater in Copenhagen on their first European tour.
1978 – Led Zeppelin records “All My Love.”
1980 – John Lennon releases Double Fantasy.
1994 – Bob Dylan begins taping his episode of MTV’s Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios.


2006 – Icelandic rock act the Sugarcubes take the stage in Reykjavik for the first time in 14 years. The group, whose most famous alumnus is Björk, reassembles to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut single, “Birthday.”
2010 – Patti Smith wins the National Book Award for her memoir, Just Kids.
Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.