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1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose "She Loves You" in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there.

Says McCartney, "There was a Bobby Rydell song out at the time 'Forget Him' and, as often happens, you think of one song when you write another. I'd planned an answering song where a couple of us would sing 'She loves you' and the other ones would answer 'Yeah Yeah.' We decided that was a crummy idea but at least we then had the idea of a song called She Loves You. So we sat in the hotel bedroom for a few hours and wrote it; John and I, sitting on twin beds with guitars."

This popularized the phrase "yeah, yeah, yeah." Paul McCartney's dad wanted them to sing "yes, yes, yes" instead because he thought it sounded more dignified.

1965 - The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" goes to #1 on the Hot 100. It's the only song written by Bob Dylan ever to top that chart.

Bassist Chris Hillman said in a Songfacts interview. "Bob Dylan had written it in a very countrified groove, a straight 2/4 time signature, and Roger takes the song home and works with it, puts it in 4/4 time, so you could dance to it. Bob heard us do it and said, 'Man, you could dance to this!' It really knocked him over and he loved it."

1968 -The Rolling Stones album "Beggar's Banquet" has its release delayed because of their record label's objection to the album's cover design, which featured a graffiti-covered bathroom wall.

The original compromise cover adopted a wedding-invitation style; by the early '80s, reissues began using the original cover design.

1977 - Elvis Presley made his last ever live stage appearance when he appeared at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Presley would die less than two months later. The last two songs he performed were ‘Hurt’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’

1990 - Brent Mydland, keyboard player for The Grateful Dead, was found dead of a drug overdose in his home in Lafayette, California. He was 37. He joined the band in 1979, replacing Keith Godchaux, who died in a car accident shortly after leaving the Dead. Keith has replaced Ron McKernan — better known as Pigpen — who also passed at an early age.

1999 - Pearl Jam score their biggest hit when "Last Kiss," a cover of a song from the '60s, reaches #2, held off the top spot by Jennifer Lopez' first single, "If You Had My Love."

"Last Kiss" was originally released by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers in 1964. When Eddie Vedder discovered the song, he introduced it to the band, which added it to their setlist in 1998. At a soundcheck, they recorded the song, which was distributed to fan club members. Radio stations got a hold of it and started playing the track, goosing Pearl Jam into releasing it as a single. (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)

2021 - Bruce Springsteen performs Springsteen On Broadway at the St. James Theater, becoming the first person to perform a full-length show on Broadway since the pandemic hit in 2020.


Ryan Tedder is 44. Best known as the singer in One Republic, getting their start in Colorado Springs. Ryan has also been an in-demand producer, working with U2, Adele, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and many more.

Chris Isaak is 67. Singer songwriter who film director David Lynch, has used his music in numerous films, including an instrumental version of his biggest hit, "Wicked Game", in Wild At heart, which lead many to the vocal version. He's also acted in films including Wild At Heart, Married to the Mob, The Silence of the Lambs, and A Dirty Shame.

Mick Jones is 68. Best known as one of the leaders of one of the greatest punk rock bands of all time, the Clash, Jones was one of the more musically adventurous musicians of the genre, especially evident in his post-Clash outfit, the alt-dance outfit Big Audio Dynamite.

Colonel Tom Parker, who became Elvis Presley's manager, was born on this day in 1910. Before working in the music business Parker ran a troupe of dancing chickens.

On this Day In Music History was sourced from Songfacts, On This Day In Music, Allmusic, Ultimate Classic Rock, Classic Bands, and Wikipedia.


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