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1959 – Buddy Holly is buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads “Holley,” the correct spelling of his given surname, and includes pictures of a guitar.

1964 – Thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm on their first trip to the US.

1966 – The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, Crawdaddy!, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.

1969 – The Who record “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studio’s in London, England.

1970 – Led Zeppelin score their first #1 album in the UK with Led Zeppelin II.

1979 – The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.

1979 – Stephen Stills records the first major-label album using all-digital equipment, but it’s never released, which means that Ry Cooder’s Bop Till You Drop will get the honor.

1986 – The Rolling Stones shoot the video for “Harlem Shuffle” in New York City.

1989 – Virgin records posthumously releases the last album recorded by Roy Orbison, Mystery Girl.

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

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