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1964 - During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance.

1969 - The Johnny Cash Show makes its debut, with Bob Dylan and Joanie Mitchell appearing on the first show.

During it's 3 year run, It featured many folk, singer-songwriter and country musicians, such as Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, Tammy Wynette Roy Orbison, even Derek and the Dominoes.

1975 - Elton John released Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys, recorded at Caribou Ranch in Nederland. It debuted at #1. Sitting atop the charts in 1975, Elton John and Bernie Taupin recalled their rise to power in Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, their first explicitly conceptual effort since Tumbleweed Connection. It's no coincidence that it's their best album since then, showcasing each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin's inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving.

1976 - New York magazine runs a cover story called "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night," describing the disco-fueled nightclub scene. The article gives Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood the idea for Saturday Night Fever.

1994 - Stone Temple Pilots release their second album, Purple. A quantum leap over their debut, showcasing a band hitting its stride. Yes, they were considerably more mainstream than their peers, but time has proven that that's their primary charm, since they were unafraid to temper their grunge with big arena hooks and swirling melodies. It works particularly well on the record's two masterpieces, "Big Empty" and "Interstate Love Song." "Big Empty".


Prince was born on this day in 1958. No other artist of the rock & roll era compares to Prince. He was the rare combination of a visionary pop conceptualist and master musician who could capture the sounds he imagined, a quality that fueled his remarkable success in the 1980s. Ideas came to Prince so quickly, they couldn't be contained on his own records, either with or without his backing band the Revolution. He masterminded albums by the Time and Sheila E, and gave away hit songs to the Bangles and Sheena Easton, shaping the sound of popular music in the process. There wasn't an area of pop music in the '80s that didn't bear his influence: it could be heard in freaky funk and R&B slow jams, in thick electro-techno and neo-psychedelic rock, and right at the top of the pop charts. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)


2012 -Bob Welch, an early member of Fleetwood Mac who enjoyed a successful solo career with hits such as 'Ebony Eyes,' was found dead after an apparent suicide at home in Nashville. He was 66. Welch was part of Fleetwood Mac in their early years from 1971 to 1974 and worked on such albums as Future Games and Bare Trees.

Welch also publicly clashed with his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates. In 1994, he filed a lawsuit claiming he was underpaid royalties during his tenure. The case was settled out of court, but Welch says Fleetwood Mac retaliated by having him excluded from the band's 1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Welch was the only early member not honored.

On This Day In Music History was sourced from Allmusic, This Day In Music, Songfacts, and Wikipedia.


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