1975 - David Bowie's "Fame" was released. John Lennon had been in on the recording session, lending guitar and vocals, and Bowie felt Lennon's contributions during the recording was significant enough that he gave him co-songwriting credit. The main riff of the song was based on an improv devised by Bowie's guitarist Carlos Alomar. This song is about what it is like to be famous. Bowie gave his thoughts on the subject in a 2003 interview with Performing Songwriter magazine: "Fame itself, of course, doesn't really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant."

1984 - Bruce Springsteen shot his "Dancing In The Dark" music video in front of 200 extras at the St. Paul Civic center. Courtney Cox played the front row fan who gets to dance on stage with Bruce, and the video became his first to get significant airplay on MTV.

1997 - The classic Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon spent its 1056th week on US album charts. It was rumored at the time that if the album was played while watching The Wizard of Oz movie, and started exactly when the MGM lion roared the third time during the movie's intro, very interesting connections could be made between the two. Some claim, at times, song lyrics and titles match the action and plot. The music swells and falls with character's movements. Guitarist David Gilmour dismissed it as the product of "some guy with too much time on his hands". (Photo by MN Chan/Getty Images)

2016 - Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist, died at his home in Nashville at the age of 84. Sun Records impresario Sam Phillips paired Moore with a teenaged Elvis Presley. Together, along with bassist Bill Black, they recorded Presley's first single, 'That's All Right (Mama).' The recording session was only meant to be an audition; instead, the trio made music history.

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

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