1967 - Dave Mason quit Traffic after differences of musical opinion. Mason wrote 'Feelin' Alright' and 'Hole in My Shoe', a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in for Traffic in 1967.
1975 -Time magazine introduces the phrase "Sex Rock" in an article taking aim at Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby."
Time claims that 15 percent of air time on AM radio is taken up by sex rock songs like "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice, "That's The Way (I Like It)" by KC & The Sunshine Band, "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You" by Leon Haywood and "Let's Do It Again" by the Staple Singers. The most egregious offender though is "Love To Love You Baby," a song they say contains 22 orgasms.
1982 - Unexpectedly (and some say inexplicably) delving into electronic music, Neil Young releases his 12th studio album, Trans. This album, along with the one that follows it (Everybody's Rockin'), causes Geffen Records to sue Young for intentionally creating music that won't sell. Later, Young would reveal that some of the songs expressed a theme of attempted communication with his disabled son. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
Jim Reid, The Jesus and Mary Chain is 61.
Yvonne Elliman, who had the hit, 'If I Can't Have You', and worked with Eric Clapton, is 71.
Cozy Powell, who drummed with The Jeff Back Group, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Black Sabbath, and more, was born on this day in 1947.
Marianne Faithfull is 76. Few stars of the 1960s reinvented themselves as successfully as Marianne Faithfull. Her musical career began when she scored an international hit with her version of "As Tears Go By," which was released well before the Rolling Stones recorded it. Also co-wrote "Sister Morphine", from Sticky Fingers, with Mick Jagger. She would go on to release collections of her own material, standards, and spoken word. Essential album: Broken English.
Rick Danko, bassist in The Band, was born on this day in 1942.
On This Day In Music History was sourced from This Day in Music, Allmusic, Song Facts and Wikipedia.