1966, Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles.
1967, In London, guitarist Jeff Beck debuts his new group featuring bassist Ron Wood, drummer Aynsley Dunbar, and a new singer by the name of Rod Stewart.
1967, After a promoter refuses to pay the Animals an advance for their concert in Ottawa, the band decides not to play. The audience riots and causes $5,000 in damages
1969, Led Zeppelin recorded their first BBC Radio 1 ‘Top Gear’ session during the afternoon at the Playouse Theatre in London, England.
1973, winners at this years Grammy Awards included, Roberta Flack who won Song of the year and Record of the year with ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and Harry Nilsson won Best pop vocal performance for ‘Without You.’
1977, the first night of an UK tour with Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla, and The Police kicked off at the Roxy Club, London. John Otway and Wild Willie Baratt played at The Speakeasy, London and Iggy Pop supported by The Vibrators appeared at Huddersfield Poly.
1979, The Bee Gees scored their fourth No.1 single with ‘Tragedy.’ Also today The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the album chart with ‘Spirits Having Flown’, the brothers second No.1 album.
1980, A napkin signed by Elvis Presley fetches 500 pounds at a Sotheby’s auction in London. Four dollar bills signed by the Beatles sell for 220 pounds, as does a packet of letters written by the Rolling Stones.
Born on this day: Junior Parker, bluesman (1927); Mike Pender, The Searchers (1942); and jance Garfat, Dr. Hook (1944)
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