1958 - George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon performed as The Quarrymen at the wedding reception of Harrison's brother, Harry.
1969 - Peter Paul and Mary went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Leavin' On A Jet Plane". John Denver wrote the song in 1967 during a layover at Washington airport, "Not so much from feeling that way for someone, but from the longing of having someone to love." The original title is "Oh Babe I Hate to Go". Denver was a longtime resident of Aspen and is in the Colorado Music Hall Of Fame.
1969 - One of the great Rolling Stones albums, Let It Bleed hit No. 1 on the album charts. Mostly recorded without Brian Jones -- who died several months before its release (although he does play on two tracks) and was replaced by Mick Taylor (who also plays on just two songs) -- this extends the rock and blues feel of Beggars Banquet into slightly harder-rocking, more demonically sexual territory.
1971 - The live album from the Concert For Bangladesh, held six months earlier in Madison Square Garden, is released in America. Hands down, this epochal concert -- first issued on three LPs in a handsome orange-colored box -- was the crowning event of George Harrison's public life, a gesture of great goodwill that captured the moment in history and, not incidentally, produced some rousing music as a permanent legacy. Featuring Eric Clapton, Leon Russel, Badfinger, Ringo Starr, and includes Bob Dylan's only performance from the 1970-1973 time period. It wins the Grammy for Album of the Year.
1974 - Former James Gang and Barnstorm guitarist Joe Walsh officially replaced Bernie Leadon in the Eagles after producer Bill Szymczyk had recommended Walsh to The Eagles. Joe and Barnstorm are in the Colorado Music Hall Of Fame. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Alan Parsons, British studio audio engineer, musician, and record producer, is 73.
Anita Ward (singer of “Ring my Bell”) is 75.
Mike Watt, best-known for being a founding member of Minutemen, Dos, tour member of The Stooges, and fIREHOSE is 64.
Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes is 55.
On this Day In Music History is sourced from Allmusic, This Day in Music, Song Facts and Wikipedia.