1958 – Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California (also the alma mater of Captain Beefheart).

1969 – The Rolling Stones hold a photo session to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor. The 20-year-old former member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers makes his live debut with the band the following month at a free concert in Hyde Park, London.

1970 – Grand Funk Railroad, supported by Steel Mill (featuring Bruce Springsteen), appears at the Ocean Ice Palace in Bricktown, New Jersey. Tickets cost $5.

1975 – Peter Frampton plays the first of two nights at the Hinterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California. Recordings from these two shows are used as part of his #1 double album Frampton Comes Alive.

1979 – The Cars release their sophomore album, Candy-O and Joni Mitchell releases Mingus.

1980 – The Deborah Harry/Meat Loaf film Roadie opens.

1980 – Pat Benatar opens a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies by playing a brief set.

1983 – Stevie Ray Vaughan releases Texas Flood.

1995 – Björk releases her sophomore album Post, and Alanis Morissette releases Jagged Little Pill. JLP goes on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, and makes Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US #1 album.

2003 -The Arctic Monkeys make their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England. They receive £27 from ticket sales.


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