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1962 - Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the Horticultural Society Dance in Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George and Ringo.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix closes out Woodstock with an early morning performance of "Hey Joe." The festival headliner, he was supposed to play the previous night, but when it ran long, he ended up taking the stage on a Monday morning. His set includes a scorching rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."

Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" sears itself into the psyche of the '60s generation. Somehow, in its distorted way, the performance gives sound to all the semi-rational hopes and fears of the era. For many, it is the defining moment of a defining cultural event. Photo by -/Svenska Dagbladet/AFP via Getty Images)

1992 - Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love became parents, giving birth to a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

2010 - French beauty brand Etat Libre D'Orange announced that it had teamed up with The Sex Pistols to bottle the scent of the punk era by launching the band's first fragrance. Company executives said, "To wear this scent, you must resist tradition, fight conformity, and disregard aromatic conventions."

2020 - Jack Sherman died age 64. He is best known as the second guitarist to have joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in between Hillel Slovak's departure and return. He played on their debut album, and co-wrote much of their second album, Freaky Styley.


Soul and R&B singer Maxine Brown is 83.

Erik Schrody of House of Pain and Everlast is 53.

Frances Bean Cobain is 30.

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

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