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1966 - The final Beatles world tour begins in Munich. Moving forward, they concentrate on studio efforts, resulting in the landmark album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1967 - Procol Harum's ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ entered the Billboard chart, where it would peak at No 5. The song was written by the band around a melody composed by the group's organist, Matthew Fisher, who was inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Orchestral Suite in D', composed between 1725 and 1739.

1994 - Weezer released "Undone - The Sweater Song," This song is about going insane in public.

Rivers Cuomo told Billboard magazine: "It's been the case since our first album that people thought we were just being sarcastic and ironic. When I wrote 'The Sweater Song,' to me it was a very sad song about depression, and people heard it on the radio and thought it was hysterical."

1995 - Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder left the stage due to illness after only seven songs during an outdoor concert in San Francisco. To the delight of some, but mostly dismay to the younger fans, Neil Young stepped up to finish the show.

2014 - A working draft of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" set a record at auction after selling for $2 million at Sotheby's. The manuscript, said to be the only known draft of the final lyrics, was written in pencil in 1965 by the 24 year-old Dylan.

Dylan told journalist Jules Siegel of the song’s origins, “It was ten pages long. It wasn’t called anything, just a rhythm thing on paper all about my steady hatred directed at some point that was honest. In the end, it wasn’t hatred, it was telling someone something they didn’t know, telling them they were lucky.

2016 - A jury concluded that Led Zeppelin did not copy the opening chords of "Stairway To Heaven" from the Spirit, saying the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit's 1967 song "Taurus" was not intrinsically similar to Stairway's opening. During the trial, defence lawyers argued the chord progression in question was very common and had been in use for more than 300 years. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)


Arthur Wilton Brown, also known as The God of Hellfire, is 80.

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group) is 78.

Colin Blunstone, lead singer of the Zombies, is 77.

Michael John Kells (Mick) Fleetwood is 75.

Andy McCluskey of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is 63.

Curt Smith, of Tears for Fears, is 61.

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star is 56.

Solange is 36

On This Day In Music History was sourced from This Day in Music, American Songwriter, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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