1976 Bob Dylan performs "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" live for the first time.
1975 Rock 'n Roll DJ Tom Donahue, who also formed the San Francisco-based Autumn Records, dies of a heart attack at age 46. In 1996, Donahue becomes just one of three disc jockeys to ever be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1972 Violent J (Joseph Bruce) of Insane Clown Posse is born in Michigan.
1968 Daisy Berkowitz (lead guitarist for Marilyn Manson) is born Scott Mitchell Putesky in Florida.
1968 The Seeds guest star as "The Warts" on the "How Not To Manage A Rock Group" episode of the NBC-TV sitcom The Mothers-In-Law.
1967 The Mamas and the Papas' "Mama" Cass Elliot gives birth to her only child, a daughter named Owen Vanessa, whose father is never made public.
1966 Rapper Too Short, known for hits like "The Ghetto" and "Blow the Whistle," is born Todd Anthony Shaw in Los Angeles, California.
1966 The Beatles record "Eleanor Rigby."
1965 Barbra Streisand's first television special, My Name Is Barbra, airs on CBS.
1963 19-year-old Andrew Loog Oldham, who did some PR work for The Beatles, checks out The Rollin' Stones at a show in Richmond, England. He becomes their manager a little later and makes them add the "g."
1963 Cliff Richard and The Shadows are #1 on the UK albums chart for the 14th week with the soundtrack to the movie Summer Holiday. It's the last time an artist other than The Beatles or The Rolling Stones tops the chart for two years.
Apple launches the iTunes store, the first widely successful legal music download app, thanks to the emergence of the iPod, which lets people take their music with them. At first, the service is available only to Mac users, with the music files encoded in Apple's proprietary format (AAC) restricting where they can be played.Read more
1998 Before These Crowded Streets by the Dave Matthews Band debuts at #1 on the US albums chart, ending the Titanic soundtrack's 16-week berth at the top. Fans get a glimpse of the band's darker side with the moody lead single, "Don't Drink The Water."More
1987 The Art Of Excellence by Tony Bennett becomes the first album to be initially released on CD instead of the traditional vinyl format.
1978 The movie FM, about a radio station with a motley collection of DJs, debuts in theaters. Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and REO Speedwagon all appear in the film, and Steely Dan does the theme song. FM is the basis for the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati, which appears later in the year.
1973 Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon hits #1 on the Billboard Albums chart. It stays at the top for just one week, but goes on to eclipse the record for most weeks on the tally, with over 880 (non-consecutive).
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