1959 - American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released Kind of Blue which is regarded by many critics as jazz's greatest record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it's the Citizen Kane of jazz -- an accepted work of greatness that's innovative and entertaining. (Photo credit STF/AFP/GettyImages)

1964 - Glasgow city council in Scotland announced that all boys and men with Beatle styled haircuts would have to wear swimming caps after a committee was told that hair from "Beatle-cuts" was clogging the filters in public pools.

1969 - The legendary Woodstock music festival ended in upstate New York.

1991 - Nirvana shoot their video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit." It is set to look like a deranged pep rally at "Anarchy High School," and features fans recruited at a concert two days earlier. The video is a huge hit on MTV and helps propel Nirvana into the mainstream.

2012 - Three members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years' imprisonment after staging a performance in a Moscow cathedral in protest of the Orthodox Church leader's support for President Putin during Putin's election campaign.


Kevin Rowland, frontman of Dexy's Midnight Runners, is 68.

Belinda Carlisle, Go-Go's, is 63.

Jill Cunniff of Luscious Jackson is 55.

Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block is 52.

Kelvin Mercer of De La Soul is 52.

Phoebe Bridgers is 27.

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

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