Born on this day:
1940, Born on this day, Wayne Fontana, singer
1941, Born on this day, Hank Marvin, guitar, The Shadows
1948, Born on this day, Telma Hopkins, singer, Dawn
1957, Born on this day, Stephen Morris, drums, Joy Division, New Order
1958, Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand, where he lip-synched “It's So Easy” and “Heartbeat.” It would be Holly's last major TV appearance.
1961, Raymond Jones went into Liverpool's NEMS Record store trying to buy Beatles records that had been released in Germany. Shop manager Brian Epstein promises to investigate further.
1964, the first of two nights billed as the Tami Show took place at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica with; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones.
1972, The United States Council for World Affairs announced it was adopting The Who song “Join Together” as it's official theme tune.
1974, David Bowie played the first of seven sold-out nights on his Diamond Dogs Tour at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1978, Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.
1982, The Jam announced they were splitting up at the end of their current U.K. tour. For more on this story see This Day in Music Spotlight.
1997, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the group after 17 years, becoming a farmer....www.gibson.com