In 1962…The Beatles returned to the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany for a two-week residency.
In 1963…The Beatles kicked off their first headlining tour of England at Cheltenham’s Odeon Theatre. They were supported by Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, The Brook Brothers and The Vernons Girls.
In 1964…The Dave Clark Five performed “Glad All Over” on The Ed Sullivan Show. They performed more times on Sullivan’s show than any other rock act.
In 1964…The Beach Boys landed in London for their first promotional visit to the U-K.
In 1965…A Rolling Stones gig in Rochester, New York came to an abrupt halt after seven minutes when three-thousand fans tried to rush the stage.
In 1968…George Harrison released his soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall. It was the first-ever Beatles solo release.
In 1969…The Beatles topped the album charts in America with Abbey Road. It stayed at number one for 11 weeks.
In 1970…The Festfolk Quartet, which later became ABBA, performed their first concert at a Gothenburg, Sweden restaurant.
In 1979…Bob Dylan played his first night of the Slow Train Coming Tour in San Francisco. He played an entire set of all-new religious material.
In 1983…Bob Dylan released his Infidels album.
In 1995…Florence Greenberg died. The record executive discovered The Shirelles and The Kingsmen, among others. He was 82.
In 2003…Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox performed “Light of Day,” the title track of the 1987 movie starring Fox, during a Parkinson’s Disease benefit at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.
In 2005…Lyle “Skitch” Henderson, a conductor who worked with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and led the Tonight Show orchestra, died in New Milford, Connecticut. He was 87. In 2006…Madonna told NBC’s Dateline that she thinks all the hoopla around her adoption of a Malawian infant was “racist.”
In 2006…Elton John begged his record label to drop him, claiming they barely promoted his album The Captain & The Kid.
In 2006…Grocery clerk Paul McPike sued Green Day, alleging he wrote their hit “American Idiot” way back in 1992.