1964 - Marianne Faithful recorded the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song "As Tears Go By", accompanied by future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass.

1966 - The Beatles recorded "Yellow Submarine" at Abbey Road studios in London. The track features John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water, shouting, "Full speed ahead, Mister Captain!"

1968 - Blues artist Little Willie John died in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. He co-wrote and was the first to record "Fever" (covered by Peggy Lee), and "Need Your Love So Bad" (covered by Fleetwood Mac). James Brown recorded a tribute album to Little Willie John called Thinking Of Little Willie John... And A Few Other Nice Things.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began an eight-day 'bed in', in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada, to promote world peace. They recorded 'Give Peace a Chance' (featuring a chorus that includes Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers and Dick Gregory). in the hotel room. The song was credited to Lennon & McCartney, even though Paul had nothing to do with the record.

1972 - Mott The Hoople, on the verge of breaking up, were offered help from David Bowie, who allowed them to record two songs he wrote. They passed on "Suffragette City" but cut "All The Young Dudes," which became their biggest hit and revived their career.

1976 - Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, apparently intoxicated, verbally accosted first-class passengers on a transatlantic flight. Actors Telly Savalas and Dudley Moore, passengers on the same flight, gave statements about the Zeppelin men's misbehavior.

1994 - Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. The couple divorced in 1995.


Peggy Lee was born today in 1920.

Miles Davis, A monumental innovator, icon, and maverick, trumpeter Miles Davis helped define the course of jazz as well as popular culture in the 20th century, bridging the gap between bebop, modal music, funk, and fusion. Miles was born today in 1926.

Levon Helm, The Band, was born today in 1940.

Mick Ronson, who becomes David Bowie's guitarist, was born today in 1946.

Stevie Nicks is 73. After releasing an album with her boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham in 1973, the duo join Fleetwood Mac, helping the group transform from a renowned blues band to one of the most popular (and intriguing) groups in the world. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Hank Williams Jr. is 72.

Kristen Pfaff of Hole was born today in 1967.

Lenny Kravitz is 57.

Oasis drummer Alan White is 49.

Lauryn Hill is 46.

Isaac Slade, lead singer and pianist, from Colorado boys, The Fray is 40.

Highlights for Today in Music History are gathered from This Day in Music, Allmusic, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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