1956 – Leo Fender patents the successor to his popular “Telecaster” model of electric guitar, this time called the “Stratocaster.”

1967 – Marvin Gaye records his version of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”

1968 – Bill Kreutzmann invites Mickey Hart to join Grateful Dead as its second drummer.

1970 – Elton John releases his self-titled, sophomore album.


1999 – Here, There, and Everywhere: A Concert for Linda is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The tribute to Paul McCartney’s late wife is organized by two of their friends, Chrissie Hynde and Carla Lane. This night marks Paul’s first performance since her passing. The Pretenders, George Michael, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones, Sinead O’Connor, Johnny Marr, Neil Finn, Marianne Faithfull, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo also perform the show, which is hosted by comedian Eddie Izzard.

2013 – Kate Bush receives her CBE for services to music from the Queen at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, England.


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