1942 - Paul McCartney, The Beatles Wings, solo was born. The most successful rock composer of all time. McCartney first met John Lennon on July 6th 1957, who was impressed that Paul could tune a guitar.
Interesting acts about Paul:
Paul is an excellent drummer. Not only did he play the drums on "Ballad of John & Yoko," he played them on "Dear Prudence" "Back in the USSR" and all the songs on the Band on the Run album.
The first instrument he learned to play was the trumpet.
Before he settled on "Wings" as the name for his post-Beatles band, he considered naming it "Turpentine."
He admitted in a twitter Q & A that he still gets star-struck around Bob Dylan
In 1960, Paul was put in jail for lighting a condom on fire. He and bandmate Pete Best were in a dark room so Paul lit the condom for a little bit of light. They were accused of trying to set their building on fire, arrested and spent a few hours in jail.
Paul’s song "Yesterday" has been covered by more than 2,200 artists, more than any other copyrighted song in history.
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1948 - Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long-playing record (or "LP"). The new format could contain up to 23 minutes of music per side versus the three-minute capacity of a 78-RPM disc.
1977 - Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 with 'Dreams', the group's first and only US No.1. Stevie Nicks has stated she wrote the song at the Record Plant in about 10 minutes, in the studio next door where Sly Stone was recording. He had a big, semicircular bed and red velvet all over the walls - a great vibe for a song about romantic entanglements.
1977 - Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, the bass player and drummer (respectively) of Talking Heads, get married. In 2002 they become the first married couple inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the band is inducted.
2011 - Clarence Clemons, The Big Man, saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, dies at age 69 after suffering a stroke. He is replaced in the band by his nephew, Jake Clemons.
On This Day In Music History is sourced from This Day in Music, iHeart, Audacy, Song Facts and Wikipedia.