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1969 - Photographer Iain MacMillan shot the cover for The Beatles' Abbey Road just outside the studios of the same name where the band recorded most of its classic songs.

Macmillan reportedly only had about 15 minutes to get the shot after The Beatles walked out onto Abbey Road. Only six photos were taken for the shoot due to the heavy traffic at the intersection. It was McCartney who came up with the concept for the cover and he picked photo used for the cover.

Abbey Road remains the only original cover to completely omit the actual album title or band name. (Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images)

1981 - MTV broadcast its first stereo concert with REO Speedwagon who performed in Denver, having just released the album Hi Infidelity. The concert was at McNichols Arena.

1988 - N.W.A's debut album Straight Outta Compton was released. Straight Outta Compton wasn't quite the first gangsta rap album, but it was the first one to find a popular audience, and its sensibility virtually defined the genre from its 1988 release on. It established gangsta rap -- and, moreover, West Coast rap in general. It's impossible to overstate the enduring impact of Straight Outta Compton; it remains an essential landmark, one of hip-hop's all-time greatest.

2004 - There was a big stink when The Dave Matthews Band tour bus dumped its sewage into an Illinois river and a on a hapless river cruise floating at exactly the wrong time under the Kinzie Street Bridge. The band was not on the bus, and their driver denied it until he was confronted with surveillance video. The Dave Matthews Band donated an additional $50,000 to Friends of the Chicago River, as well as $50,000 to the Chicago Park District, and paid the State of Illinois $200,000 as a settlement.

2007 - Amy Winehouse overdosed on a mixture of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine after a London pub crawl. Her hospitalization causes the cancellation of her first US tour. The singer refused her record company's request to enter rehab for alcohol abuse, inspiring her hit record "Rehab."

2017 - American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 81. He became a patient at an Alzheimer's long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. Campbell released more than 70 studio albums and sold 45 million records worldwide. His hits include: 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', 'Wichita Lineman', 'Galveston' and 'Rhinestone Cowboy'. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I'm a Believer’ by The Monkees.


Ali Score of A Flock Of Seagulls is 70.

The Edge is 61. Born David Evans, he's one of the most influential guitarists of his generation thanks to his innovative playing technique and use of echo and other effects. Along with his work as the band's lead guitarist, his contributions as a songwriter, keyboard player, and vocalist helped define U2's sound as it evolved from the atmospheric post-punk of 1983's galvanizing War to the arena-sized anthems of 1987's blockbuster The Joshua Tree

On this Day In Music History was sourced from American Songwriter, REO, Block Chicago, Allmusic, This Day in Music, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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