1958 - Elvis Presley, at 23 years old, was inducted into the Army in Memphis. While stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, he commences advanced tank training and is soon shipped off to Friedberg, Germany, with the Third Armored 'Spearhead' Division. During his 18-month stint, Elvis is an exemplary soldier and earns medals for marksmanship in addition to sergeant's stripes. Unfortunately, he also picks up an amphetamine habit that will eventually contribute to his death. In the meantime, he meets 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the stepdaughter of an Air Force captain, whom he'll marry in 1967.

1962 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.

1973 - Lou Reed was bitten on the buttocks by a zealous fan at a concert in Buffalo, N.Y. This is not a joke. The display of affection happened as Reed got ready to play the classic Velvet Underground tune "Waitin' For The Man." The crazed fan — screaming, "Leather!" — evaded security as he attacked Reed. The fan was ejected, and Reed commented afterward that the U.S. "seems to breed real animals."

1977 - Fleetwood Mac released 'Dreams' from their eleventh studio album Rumours which became their first and only US No.1 hit single. Stevie Nicks wrote the song in early 1976 at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California in around 10 minutes, on a day when she wasn't required in the main studio. She took over the studio next door where Sly Stone was recording. He had a big, semicircular bed and red velvet all over the walls. The line, "Players only love you when they're playing," was directed at Lindsey Buckingham. Stevie Nicks was not pleased when he brought "Go Your Own Way" to the sessions, which was clearly about her. Stevie told Q magazine June 2009: "It was the fairy and the gnome. I was trying to be all philosophical. And he was just mad." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

1986 - The Rolling Stones release their album Dirty Work. The first single is a cover of the soul classic "Harlem Shuffle." The album was recorded during a period when relations between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had soured considerably, according to Richards' autobiography Life. Charlie Watts' involvement in the recording sessions was limited; in 1994 Watts told Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes that during the 1980s he had been addicted to heroin and alcohol. Jagger would later cite Watts' personal state as one of the reasons he vetoed a tour in support of Dirty Work in 1986, preferring to start work on his second album, Primitive Cool.

2000 - Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced not long after releasing their second album, De Stijl. Despite the split, the band stayed together until 2011.

2001 - A stretch of road on Highway 19 in Macon, Georgia, was named Duane Allman Boulevard, near where The Allman Brothers Band guitarist died aged 24 in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 1971.


Carol Kaye is 86. She's one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, who has played on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years. Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson (including "Pet Sounds") productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She is credited with the bass tracks on several Simon And Garfunkel hits and many film scores by Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin. Kaye also performed on many American TV themes including The Streets of San Francisco, Mission: Impossible, M*A*S*H and Kojak.

Lee Oskar from War is 73.

Nick Lowe is 72.

Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 70.

Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers is 57.

Sharon Corr, vocalist and violinist of the Corrs, is 51.

Vincent Mason, a.k.a. Pasemaster Mace, of De La Soul is 51.

On This Day In Music History are sourced from This Day in Music, Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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