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1964 - During a U.S. tour, Beach Boy Brian Wilson had a nervous breakdown on a flight from Los Angeles to Houston. Wilson left the band to concentrate on writing and producing. Glen Campbell replaced Wilson for the band's live shows.

1977 - Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens formally changed his name to Yusuf Islam. Stevens converted to Islam and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. His birth name is Steven Demetre Georgiou. Regarding his Cat Stevens stage name: "My girlfriend at that time, Christine, said to me one day, 'You look so much like a cat.' That kind of stuck.

1999 - George Harrison's home in Maui was broken into by a person who cooked a frozen pizza, drank beer from the fridge, started some laundry and phoned her mother in New Jersey. The person was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.


Chet Baker was born on this day in 1929.

Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen is 81.

Mott The Hoople guitarist Ariel Bender is 75.

Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray is 65.

Adrian Belew, guitarist who worked with Frank Zappa, King Crimson, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, William Shatner, among others, is 72.

Eddie Vedder is 57.

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

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