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1956 - Elvis Presley plays a show at the Von Theater in Booneville, Mississippi, where he is advertised as "The Folk Music Fireball."

1967 - Carl Wilson, of The Beach Boys, received his summons for induction into the U.S. Army, but refused to be sworn in, claiming he was a conscientious objector.

1974 - Bob Dylan begins a 6-week tour in Chicago with The Band, who do double duty: backing Dylan and then playing their own set. In July, the double album Before The Flood is released, featuring highlights from the shows.

1987 - Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - she was one of a total of 14 inductees. It was only the second year of the Hall of Fame's existence, but still, a look at the early inductees reveals a list considerably short on females. Franklin was followed the next year by The Supremes, then LaVern Baker and Tina Turner two years later.

2002 -Liam and Noel Gallagher topped a poll of celebrities you would least like to live next to, getting 40% of the vote. Readers of Your Home magazine voted the brothers from Oasis as 'Neighbours From Hell'. (Photo credit should read JOERG KOCH/DDP/AFP via Getty Images)

2014 - Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, died, aged 74, in California. In their heyday between 1957 and 1962, the Everly Brothers had 19 Top 40 hits, including 'Bye Bye Love', 'Wake Up Little Susie' and 'All I Have to Do Is Dream.' They hold the record for the most Top-100 singles by any duo.


Sir George Martin, the "5th Beatle" who produced nearly every Beatles album, was born today in 1926. Upon Martin's death in 2016, Paul McCartney states: "If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George."

Stephen Stills, of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is 77. Auditioned for the Monkees. He's a member of the Colorado Music Hall Of Fame with Manassas.

John Paul Jones, bassist and keyboardist for Led Zeppelin, is 76. As a session player in the 1960s he worked with The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Jeff Beck, Hermans Hermits, Lulu, Tom Jones. In recent years Jones has worked with R.E.M. on 1992 Automatic For The People album and is a member of Them Crooked Vultures.

Raymond McGinley, singer and guitarist for Teenage Fanclub, is 58.

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk is 47.

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

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