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1965 - Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado during a North American tour. The Rocky Mountain News said this: the concert “should have been reviewed by a dance and drama critic, for it was basically a visual production which included some of the most intricate choreography seen in Denver for some time as well as an extremely interesting display of contemporary dress onstage and off.” He accused the Stones of showing a ‘who needs you’ attitude.”

1969 - The Beatles reached number one with "Come Together." In a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine, John Lennon said: "The thing was created in the studio. It's gobbledygook. 'Come Together' was an expression that Tim Leary had come up with for (perhaps for the governorship of California against Reagan), and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and I tried, but I couldn't come up with one. But I came up with this, 'Come Together,' which would've been no good to him - you couldn't have a campaign song like that, right?"

2001 - Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined). With the introduction of psychedelics, spirituality, and Indian music in the mid-'60s, George's horizons expanded considerably and he started to come into his own as a musician, releasing a pair of experimental albums settling into a songwriting style that spliced Dylanesque introspection with his natural pop grace, while also developing a unique slide guitar technique that owed nothing to the blues. (Photo by Getty Images)

2004 - Green Day release "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." The title comes from a painting by Gottfried Helnwein depicting James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Elvis Presley at a corner bar.


Merle Travis, inventor of the first solid body electric guitar, was born today in 1917.

Denny Doherty of The Mamas & The Papas was born on this day in 1940.

Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, Montrose, Edgar Winter Group, was born on this day in 1947. He spent his younger years in Denver. He ran away at about 16 years old to pursue his musical career. Ultimately he spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay area.

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

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