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1964 - Dylan meets the Beatles. It was after a Beatles concert at the Delmonico Hotel in New York City. Dylan was coming off the back of his The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A-Changin’ and the Beatles, wanting to start writing on a deeper level wanted to pick his brain.

To help break the ice, Dylan breaks out some weed. Ringo shared the story’s natural conclusion with late-night TV host Conan O’Brien in 2012 saying: “We got high and laughed our asses off”.

McCartney described the evening in vivid detail during a 1990s documentary on the band saying: “It was a crazy honor to meet him, we had a crazy party the first night we met. I thought I’d found the meaning to life that night.”

Dylan is surprised they haven't tried it before, as he thought they sang "I get high" in their song "I Want To Hold Your Hand," when it was really "I can't hide."

1978 - Devo's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo was released. Produced by Brian Eno, the band's debut album was met with mixed reviews at the time, but today is viewed as one of the most significant albums of the Post-Punk and New Wave genres. In fact, a number of musical luminaries were interested in producing the band's debut, including Iggy Pop and even David Bowie (who at the time described them as "the band of the future"). Are We Not Men? introduced the world to Devo's unique brand of humorous cynicism, summed up by their belief that mankind is devolving into bestial idiots rather than evolving towards perfection. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

2001 - Weezer releases "Island in the Sun". It almost didn't make the album; but producer Ric Ocasek fought for it and the song ended up being a radio hit.

2009 - After the latest in a series of incidents between feuding brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis finally split, with Noel walking out for good. "It is with some sadness and great relief... I quit Oasis tonight," he says. "People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

The end comes backstage before their appearance at the Rock-en-Seine festival outside of Paris. According to Noel, Liam threw a plum across the room, then came unhinged and began wildly swinging his guitar. The show is hastily cancelled along with all future performances.


Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, is 37. According to Welch, the band name "Florence + the Machine" had "started off as a private joke that got out of hand. I made music with my friend, who we called Isabella Machine, to which I was Florence Robot. When I was about an hour away from my first gig, I still didn't have a name, so I thought 'Okay, I'll be Florence Robot/Isa Machine', before realizing that name was so long it'd drive me mad".

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


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