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1969 - John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band released the live album Live Peace in Toronto 1969 which was recorded at the Toronto Rock 'n Roll Revival concert on September 13th.

Thrown together literally on the wing (they rehearsed only on the flight from England), the ad-hoc band consisting of Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass, and Alan White on drums. The set featured a collection of oldies with Yer Blues and Cold Turkey.

1974 - After being in the group for five and a half years, Mick Taylor announced his departure from The Rolling Stones. Jams and auditions were held with Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriott, and a few others, as possible replacements, but Ron Wood eventually got the gig.

1985- Ian Stewart, long time pianist with the Rolling Stones dies. He was one of the original band members, but was asked to leave because he didn't fit the "bad boy" image of the band. He continued to play on all their essential albums from the 60s through the 80s. He also played piano on Led Zeppelin's Rock and Roll and Boogie With Stu.

2007 - Ike Turner, the former husband of Tina Turner died at the age of 76 at his home near San Diego, California. Turner who was a prolific session guitarist and piano player is credited by many music historians with making the first rock 'n' roll record in 1951, on Jackie Brenston’s “Rocket 88”.


Frank Sinatra was born today in 1915. Arguably the most important musical figure of the 20th century, his only real rivals for the title being Elvis Presley and the Beatles. In a professional career lasting 60 years, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to maintain his appeal and pursue his musical goals despite countervailing trends.

Dickey Betts, guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band, is 79. Betts is recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time, with one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman, introducing melodic twin guitar harmony which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together".

Rob Tyner, singer from from the MC5, was born on this day in 1944. Alongside their Detroit-area brethren the Stooges, MC5 essentially laid the foundations for the emergence of punk; deafeningly loud and uncompromisingly intense, the group's politics were ultimately as crucial as their music, their revolutionary sloganeering and anti-establishment outrage crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening.

Denny Dias is 76. best known as an early member of Steely Dan. Dias placed an ad in The Village Voice in the summer of 1970 that read: "Looking for keyboardist and bassist. Must have jazz chops! Assholes need not apply". Donald Fagen and Walter Becker responded to the advertisement.

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

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