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1967 - The Beatles joined their new guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at a press conference in Wales, during which Paul McCartney told the media that the band had become disciples of the guru and had quit drugs. The four had become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization.

1970 - Recording with Eric Clapton for what would become the double album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, producer Tom Dowd took Clapton and his band to an Allman Brothers concert where Clapton, already a fan of the guitarist, first heard Duane Allman play in person. After Clapton invited the whole band back to the studio that night, he and Allman formed an instant bond that provided the catalyst for the Layla album. Over ten days Allman contributed to most of the tracks on the album.

2003 - Rolling Stone magazine named the greatest guitarists in rock history:

Jimi Hendrix

Duane Allman

B.B. King

Eric Clapton

Robert Johnson

Chuck Berry

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Ry Cooder

Jimmy Page

Keith Richards

2014 - Kate Bush made her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years. After performing a 26-song setlist, Bush received a standing ovation as she closed the show with "Cloudbusting" from her 1985 hit album The Hounds of Love. In a residency titled, "Before the Dawn," Bush played 22 shows in London, all of which had completely sold out in less than fifteen minutes after tickets went on sale in March of that year. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

2019 - Ed Sheeran's d (divide) tour comes to an end as the highest-grossing tour of all time, earning over $775 million.


Leon Redbone was born on this day in 1949. He rose to fame in the '70s folk scene and was known for Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley music. He later performed in several TV commercials, including Budweiser beer, in which he lay on a surfboard singing "This Bud's for You.”

Mo Tucker, Velvet Underground drummer, is 78.

Valerie Simpson, from husband-and-wife songwriting-production team Ashford and Simpson, who wrote hits such as 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'You're All I Need To Get By', 'Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing', and 'Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)' is 76.

Bill and Dick Cowsill from The Cowsills, who the Partridge Family was based on, were born today in 1949.

Brandford Marsalis, saxophonist, is 62

Shirley Manson, Garbage, is 56

Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 56.

No Doubt drummer Adrian Young is 53.

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

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