1965 - Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone" which would become his first major hit single eventually peaking at number two on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart.
“That snare shot sounded like somebody’d kicked open the door to your mind,” Bruce Springsteen said when he inducted Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
In an interview with CBC radio in Montreal, Dylan said he’d written “this long piece of vomit, 20 pages long, and out of it I took ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and made it as a single. And I’d never written anything like that before and it suddenly came to me that was what I should do …"
Columbia didn’t have high hopes for “Like a Rolling Stone” since it was six minutes long and so unlike Dylan’s previous work, but it became the single biggest hit of his career has gone on to become a beloved piece of American art. (Photo by Agence France Presse/Agence France Presse/Getty Images)
1974 - The Ramones decided that their new lead singer would be their then-drummer Joey Ramone.
1986 - Sid And Nancy, the film based on the life of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, premiered in London. The film starred Gary Oldham as Sid, Chloe Webb as Nancy, with cameos from Iggy Pop and Courtney Love.
2021 - Singer-songwriter Chuck E. Weiss died from cancer age 76. Weiss was the subject of Rickie Lee Jones's hit song ‘Chuck E.'s In Love’, from her 1979 debut album. At the time, Jones was linked romantically to Tom Waits. All three lived in the Tropicana Hotel in Los Angeles.
Weiss was born in Denver and his parents owned a record store The Record Center on 16th, Weiss was a disc jockey on rock station KFML-FM-Denver in the early 1970s
Carlos Santana, better known as simply Santana, is 75. Because his pioneering Latin rock band shared his surname, it's easy to conflate Carlos Santana with Santana, especially since the guitarist functioned as the group's leader and spokesperson. Nevertheless, Carlos ventured outside of the confines of his namesake band to pursue adventurous collaborations with jazz musicians -- his first non-band album, 1973's Love Devotion Surrender, was recorded with John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra; his second was made with Alice Coltrane -- in addition to smoother material, like the kind showcased on 1983's Havana Moon and 1987's Grammy-winning Blues for Salvador. Throughout these solo excursions, as well as his work with his band, one thing remained constant: Carlos' exceptional lead guitar work, characterized by its warm, saturated tone and fluid, lyrical phrasing.
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard is 56.
Kim Carnes is 77 today. Carnes is by far best-known for is her 1981 worldwide hit "Bette Davis Eyes".
Paul Cook, Sex Pistols drummer, is 66.
Chris Cornell, former Soundgarden singer, was born on this day in 1964.
On This Day In Music History was sourced from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, This Day in Music, Song Facts and Wikipedia.