Today in Music History

July 6, 1957

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On this day in 1957, Paul McCartney met John Lennon.   John Lennon and his band, The Quarrymen, played at the garden fete of St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, [...]

July 5, 1954

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On this day in 1954, a young 18-year-old Elvis Presley was goofing off in the Sun Studios during a session of unsuccessful takes with his back-up band. While messing about, [...]

July 4, 1982

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On this day in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon Arden. Ozzy has said that he intentionally picked Independence Day for their wedding date so that he wouldn’t forget [...]

July 3, 1971

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On this day in 1971, Jim Morrison was found dead in his Paris apartment bathtub by his longtime girlfriend, Pamela Courson. Morrison was 27 years old. No autopsy was [...]

July 1, 1956

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On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley performed on NBC’s Steve Allen Show, singing ‘Hound Dog’ to an actual basset hound sitting on top of a stool in a prop [...]

May 17, 1966

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On this day in 1966, Bob Dylan appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. He had recently “gone electric” by adding rock-and-roll instruments to his [...]

May 15, 1975

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On this day in 1975, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks played their first show with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, in El Paso, Texas. Lindsey and Stevie [...]

May 13, 1966

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On this day in 1966, The Kinks recorded ‘Sunny Afternoon’. Produced by Shel Talmy and written by famed songwriter Ray Davies, the tune comments on the high levels [...]

May 12, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Brian Jones played his final live performance with The Rolling Stones. They appeared at Empire Pool in Wembley, England, at the New Musical Express Poll [...]

May 10, 1991

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On this day in 1991, Madonna’s documentary film, Madonna: Truth or Dare premiered in Los Angeles. During the summer of 1990, director Alek Keshishian started filming [...]
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