1958 – Buddy Holly releases his first solo album.

1959 – Sixteen-year-old Jimi Hendrix makes his stage debut when he plays a show at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle (read more here).


1979 – George Harrison issues his self-titled, eighth album.


1984 – The Smiths release their self-titled, debut album.


1997 – Ben and Jerry’s introduce their ice cream Phish Food, named after the band Phish.



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