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1965 - The Beatles' second movie, Help!, premieres in London at the Pavilion Theatre, with none other than the Queen attending. Help! has been regarded by many as a parody of contemporary Bond films, complete with power crazy despots, mad inventors, and capers through exotic locations including the Bahamas and the snowy mountains of Austria. (Photo by Getty Images)

1966- A US magazine targeted to teenagers called Datebook causes an uproar when they reprint some of John Lennon's interview from four months earlier in the London Evening Standard where Lennon said, "We're more popular than Jesus now." The American media jump on the quote and turns it into a major story.

1966 - Bob Dylan was riding his Triumph 55 motorcycle to a garage near his home in Woodstock, N.Y., for repairs when the rear wheel locked. Dylan lost control and was thrown over the handlebars, suffering a broken neck vertebra. His recuperation led to a nine-month period of reclusive inactivity.

Rumors swirled that he died, was horribly disfigured, or faked it all together. Dylan wrote in his autobiography: "I had been in a motorcycle accident and I’d been hurt, but I recovered. Truth was that I wanted to get out of the rat race."

1968 - Gram Parsons left The Byrds on the eve of a tour of South Africa, refusing to play to segregated audiences.

1974 - Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England. She was staying at Harry Nilsson's London flat when she died.


Patti Scialfa of the E Street Band is 69.

Geddy Lee, vocalist, bassist and co-founding member of Rush, is 69.

Brian Joseph Burton (better-known by his stage name Danger Mouse) is 45. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined vocal performances from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from the Beatles' The Beatles (aka the White Album). He formed Gnarls Barkley with CeeLo Green and in 2009 he collaborated with James Mercer of the indie rock band The Shins to form the band Broken Bells. As a producer Danger Mouse produced albums for the Gorillaz, Beck, and The Black Keys. Danger Mouse has also produced and co-written albums by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Norah Jones, Electric Guest, Portugal. The Man, Adele, and ASAP Rocky.

On this Day In Music History was sourced from Groovy History, The Beatles, This Day in Music, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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