1966 - Bob Dylan, who had recently "gone electric" and added rock and roll instruments to his folk music, appears at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. Just before he begins "Like A Rolling Stone," a member of the audience, a folk purist angry at the move to rock, shouts out, "Judas!" Dylan responds with, "I don't believe you," adding, "You're a liar!" He then proceeds to tell the band to play the song "f--king loud."

1987 - A fire destroyed Tom Petty's house in Los Angeles, the cost was estimated at $800,000. Petty spent much of the next few months driving between hotel rooms and a rented house.

It was on these drives that he came up with many of the songs for "Full Moon Fever"; the fire was a huge influence, especially on this song, 'I Won't Back Down.'

1989 - Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman opens the Sticky Fingers restaurant in West London. Guest with big appetites can order the Beggars Banquet. a whole rack of ribs, an entire chicken and piles of chips, onion rings and coleslaw.

2013 - Eight years in the making, Daft Punk's fourth album, Random Access Memories, features guest appearances from a range of artists including Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. It becomes their first US chart topper, propelled by the massive worldwide hit single (and Nile Rodgers collaboration) "Get Lucky."

2016 - Moby releases his memoir Porcelain, named because he threw up into a lot of porcelain toilets. His song Pale Horses appeared on KBCO Studio C Vol. 22.

2016 - Texas singer/ songwriter Guy Clark died in Nashville following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He wrote songs for Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and many other artists. He was apart of a KBCO Studio C session along side Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, and Joe Ely. On his passing, the New York Times described him as "a king of the Texas troubadours", declaring his body of work "as indelible as that of anyone working in the Americana idiom in the last decades of the 20th century".

2017 - After performing with Soundgarden in Detroit, Chris Cornell is found dead from an apparent suicide at the age of 52. Cornell is considered one of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, and his nearly four-octave vocal range. The last song he performed was the 1991 Soundgarden song "Slaves And Bulldozers," where he incorporated some of the Led Zeppelin song "In My Time Of Dying." (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)


Legendary blues musician Taj Mahal is 79.

British Drummer Bill Bruford of Yes and King Crimson is 72.

Paul Di'anno of Iron Maiden is 63.

Simon Fuller (creator of/snarky judge from American Idol) is 61.

Enya is 60.

Josh Homme, Queens of the Stone Age, is 48.

1984 - Singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is 38.

On This Day In Music History is sourced from This Day in Music, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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