1968 - John and Cynthia John Lennon, along with George and Patti Harrison, flew to India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Paul and Ringo joined them a few days later, but Starr would become bored and leave on March 1st, comparing the experience to be like a 'Butlins holiday camp.' (Butlin's is a chain of large seaside resorts in the United Kingdom to provide affordable holidays for ordinary British families.) Much of the Beatles' The White Album was written during their stay.

1969 - Rolling Stone's front cover features an article on "groupies" - introducing a new term to the popular lexicon.

1971 - The Who debut a new rock opera called Lifehouse at the Young Vic Theatre in London. The project is shelved after a short run of shows, but some of the songs, including "Bab O' Riley," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Behind Blue Eyes, become Who standards after being included on the album Who's Next.

1987 - Ben and Jerry's introduces a new flavor: Cherry Garcia, named after the Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia. Cherry Garcia is a blend of cherry ice cream, cherries, and fudge flakes. Ice cream lovers, rank it in the top 3 Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors. At one time when Garcia was contemplating stepping away from the Dead, he remarked that he could retire and just live off he ice cream royalties. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

1981 - Guitarist Mike Bloomfield was found dead in his car in San Francisco from an accidental heroin overdose aged 37. He was a member of the Paul Butterfield band and Electric Flag and had played on Bob Dylan's album Highway 61 Revisited. Bloomfield's Telecaster guitar licks were featured on Dylan's ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, and he appeared onstage with Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, where Dylan used Bloomfield and the Butterfield Band which marked Dylan's first use of an electric band in a live performance.


1941 - Brian Holland, Holland/Dozier/Holland, producer and songwriter who wrote many hits for Motown artists such as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Freda Payne and Chairmen Of The Board.

1942 - Musician, recording engineer and record producer Glyn Johns who worked with many artists including Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who The Beatles, ('Let It Be' sessions), Eagles, the Faces and Led Zeppelin.

1944 - Mick Avory (drummer for The Kinks) is born in Surrey, England.

1950 - Billy Ficca, drummer who put together The Neon Boys with Richard Hell, was a founding member of Television and the experimental post-punk band The Waitresses best known for the 1982 hit 'Christmas Wrapping'.

1959 - Ali Campbell, singer with UB40, who had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine'.

On this Day In Music History is sourced from This Day In Music and Songfacts.

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