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AlyssaPandora  will do, I think I would do this even if no one found interest in it. There are some really cool facts on the history of music, as well as important events that have occurred on certain day's throughout the history of music. 

P.S Monday is soon approaching, and thus far, it is you, @joemd1960 along with myself that will be posting song of the day from different genre's. I will post for pop, easy-listening, rock, gospel, as well as contemporary gospel. I chose these due to it's popularity. This has been a great week. Well AlyssaPandora, you have a great weekend, take care and stay safe.    

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awesome!!!!  love learning!!! oops gotta go trucks are back

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@mckackel1 thanks for your interest, you stay safe. Hope to see you around more. Have a great weekend. Take care. 

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On this day in music history:

1962 - The Beatles
In between their lunchtime and night shows at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Beatles travelled to Granada TV Centre in Manchester to make their television debut. They appeared live on the local magazine program People and Places performing two songs ‘Some Other Guy’ and 'Love Me Do'.
 
1964 - Manfred Mann
Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', possibly the first No.1 with a Nonsense Song Title. Also a No.1 in the UK, the song was first released by the US group The Exciters.
 
1970 - Jackson Five
The Jackson Five started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be There'. The group's fourth No.1 of 1970, it made No.4 in the UK. Motown records claimed the group had sold over 10 million records during this year.
 
1973 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones performed two shows at Foret Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK and Europe. Opening for the tour's shows were Billy Preston and American group Kracker, the first band to be signed to Rolling Stones Records. Bobby Keys didn’t show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until 1989, with occasional exceptions. According to legend Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drinking most of it.
 
1981 - Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Arthur's Theme, (Best That You Can Do)', his second US No.1. and a No.7 hit in the UK.
 
1987 - Bee Gees
The Bee Gees became the only group to have a UK No.1 single in each of the three decades, (60s, 70s & 80s), when 'You Win Again' went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The brothers fifth and last No.1.
 
1991 - Ernie Ford
American singer and television presenter Tennessee Ernie Ford died of liver failure. Had the 1955 US & UK No.1 hit with his version of the Merle Travis song ‘Sixteen Tons'. In the 60’s hosted a daytime talk show, The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show on the ABC television network.
 
1992 - Tasmin Archer
Tasmin Archers debut single 'Sleeping Satellite' was at No.1 in the UK, the English singer, songwriters only No.1. Archer wrote the song in the late 1980s about the moon landings in 1969, but it was only when Archer got a record deal that the song saw the light of day.
 
1995 - Noel Gallagher
During an interview with The Observer magazine Noel Gallagher from Oasis said he wished Damon Albarn and Alex Cox of Blur would die from AIDS. He later retracted his statement.
 
1995 - Sting
Sting's former accountant Keith Moore was sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of embezzling £6 million from the singer's 108 bank accounts.
 
1999 - Michael Jackson
It was reported that Michael Jackson had played a secret gig at a martial arts exhibition in Barnstaple, England. The man who had arrived in the white stretch limo was Navi, a Londoner who claims to be the world's number one Jako impersonator.
 
1999 - Thomas Durden
Thomas Durden died aged 79. Wrote the lyrics to Heartbreak Hotel, one of Elvis Presley's early hits. Durden had read a newspaper account of a man who had committed suicide, the man had left a note saying, ''I walk a lonely street,'' Durden used the phrase as the basis for 'Heartbreak Hotel.’
 
2000 - Jimi Hendrix
A flat in Montagu Square London, which was once owned during the 60s by Ringo Starr went on the market for £575,000. The two bedrooms, two-story property was also home for Jimi Hendrix, John & Yoko and  Paul McCartney during the 60s.
 
2001 - Jay Livingston
Songwriter and composer Jay Livingston died of pneumonia. Best known for writing hits with Ray Evans for Doris Day, (‘Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)’ and Nat King Cole, (Mona Lisa).
 
2002 - Derek Bell
Derek Bell instrumentalist in the Irish folk group The Chieftains died of cardiac arrest in Phoenix, Arizona. Joined the group in 1975, released the 1981 solo album Derek Bells Plays With Himself, awarded an MBE in the 2000 for services to traditional music.
 
2005 - Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow failed to sell in an eBay auction, having not met its reserve price. It had been listed by his sister, Kashmir Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The auction had attracted nearly 200 bids and exceeded £60,000 (approximately $93,000). The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.
 
2007 - Teresa Brewer
US singer Teresa Brewer died aged 76. She was one of the most popular US pop singers of the 1950s scoring hits such as ‘Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now’ and ‘Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.’ She also sang with Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.
 
2008 - Four Tops
Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs died at his Detroit home, aged 72. Stubbs had been in ill health since being diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and a stroke and other health problems led him to stop touring in 2000. The group signed with Motown Records in 1963 and produced 20 Top 40 hits over the following 10 years, making music history with other acts in Berry Gordy's Motown stable.
 
2008 - Madonna
Madonna and Guy Ritchie announced that their seven-year marriage was over because they had drifted apart. The press reported that without a pre-nuptial agreement, Ritchie could be looking at up to £50million of Madonna’s £300million fortune.
 
2009 - The Rolling Stones
Johnny Depp presented Keith Richards with the 'Rock Immortal' Award at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as part of this years Scream Awards.
 
2017 - Gord Downie
Canadian rock musician Gord Downie died of glioblastoma aged 53. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip as well as releasing six solo albums. The bands final concert was held at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario, on August 20 2016 and was broadcast and streamed live by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on television, radio and internet. It was viewed by an estimated 11.7 million people.
 
Born On This Day In Music World:  
1923 - Barney Kessel
1934 - Rico Rodrigues
1935 - Michael Eavis
1941 - Alan Howard -
1941 - Jim Seals 
1946 - Jim Tucker
1947 - David St Hubbins
1956 - Fran Cosmo 
1958 - Alan Jackson
1967 - Rene Dif 
1968 - Ziggy Marley
1972 - Eminem
1972 Wyclef Jean 
1977 - Chris Kirkpatrick. 
 
 That is music history for this day. Until tomorrow, Take care and stay safe. 
 
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Good morning all. This is what happened on this day in the history of music: 

1956 - Elvis Presley
21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15 respectively.
 
1957 - Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The line-up for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. Paul played John some songs that he had composed which Lennon contributes, marking the birth of the Lennon and McCartney songwriting partnership.
 
1964 - The Beatles
Taking a day off from their British tour The Beatles went into the studio and completed the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of their next single: ‘I Feel Fine’. They also completed ‘Eight Days a Week’, ‘Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey’, ‘Mr. Moonlight’, ‘I'll Follow the Sun’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’. ‘Rock and Roll Music’ and ‘Words of Love.’
 
1966 - Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday at the Paris Olympia in France.
 
1967 - Bobbie Gentry
Ode to Billie Joe the debut album by Bobbie Gentry was at No.1 on the US chart. It was the only album to displace The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from its 15-week reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. The recording of the title track 'Ode to Billie Joe' generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell
 
1967 - Bee Gees
The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Massachusetts', the group's first of five UK No.1's. Engelbert Humperdinck was at No.2 with ‘The Last Waltz’ and Traffic were at No.3 with ‘Hole In My Shoe.’
 
1968 - John Lennon
John and Yoko were taken to Paddington Green police station and charged with obstruction, after cannabis was discovered at the apartment they were staying in. Lennon pleaded guilty the following month and was fined £150.
 
1969 - Temptations
The Temptations scored their second US No.1 single with 'Can't Get Next To You'. A No.13 hit in the UK.
 
1974 - Sweet Sensation
TV talent contest winners Sweet Sensation were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sad Sweet Dreamer', their only UK No.1.
 
1974 - Al Green
Al Green was taking a shower at his Memphis home when his ex-girlfriend Mary Woodson burst in and poured boiling hot grit over him. She then shot herself dead. Green suffered second degree burns.
 
1979 - Buggles
Buggles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Video Killed The Radio Star.' A studio band featuring producer Trevor Horn. Famously, it was the first ever music video shown on MTV in North America.
 
1981 - Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Quincy Jones produced 1963 Lesley Gore hit 'It's My Party.'
 
1986 - Nick Berry
Former EastEnders TV actor Nick Berry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Every Loser Wins.' Berry had played barman Simon Wickes in the TV show. It also gave BBC records its first ever UK No.1 single.
 
1989 - Guns N' Roses
During a gig at The Los Angeles Coliseum, California, (opening for The Rolling Stones,) Guns N' Roses front man Axel Rose announced that this would be the last Guns N' Roses concert unless the band members "got their **ahem** together." He was referring to their use of heroin.
 
1996 - Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell was interviewed by Morrissey for the promotional CD 'Words and Music' by Reprise Records to promote her new releases Hits and Misses.
 
2000 - Julie London
American singer and actress Julie London died after suffering a stroke. Scored the 1956 US No.9 & UK No.22 single 'Cry Me A River', which was also featured in the 1956 film The Girl Can't Help It. She recorded 32 albums during her career, played the role of nurse Dixie McCall, in the television series Emergency! (1972 - 1979).
 
2002 - Ronettes
After a 15 year court battle, New York State's highest court ruled that the Ronettes, did not have the right to share the money earned by their producer Phil Spector through the use of the group's songs in movies, television and advertising. Citing a 1963 contract signed by the group, the court also substantially reduced the amount they stood to gain from royalties on sales of records and compact discs.
 
2005 - John Lennon
An image of a naked John Lennon taken on the last day of his life, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.
 
2005 - Midge Ure
Live Aid co-founder Midge Ure collected his OBE from the Queen for his music and charity work. The 52 year-old ex-Ultravox singer wore a kilt for the occasion at Buckingham Palace, London.
 
2005 - Madonna
Madonna admitted that she wrote a groveling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single ‘Hung Up.’ The singer had to seek permission to sample ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of ‘The Name Of The Game’ on their 1996 track ‘Rumble In The Jungle.’
 
2007 - Lucky Dube
South African reggae star, Lucky Dube was shot dead by car thieves when he was dropping his teenage son and daughter off in a Johannesburg suburb. Police said Dube's son and daughter were already out of the car when three shots were fired through the car window, witnesses said the wounded singer tried to drive away, but lost control of his car and hit a tree.
 
2007 - Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil were arrested in Bergen, Norway and held overnight for possession of cannabis. The singer was released the following morning after paying a fine of 500 euros (£350; $714).
 
2007 - Spice Girls
The Spice Girls US record label announced that their forthcoming greatest hits album would be made available exclusively at the lingerie chain Victoria's Secret shops in the US two months ahead of other outlets.
 
2008 - Adele
Adele appeared on Saturday Night Live along with then US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The show earned its highest ratings in 14 years with a total of 17 million viewers. Adele who performed 'Chasing Pavements' and 'Cold Shoulder', topped the iTunes charts the following day and the singer's debut album jumped thirty-five places to No.11 on the US chart the following week.
 
2009 - The Editors
The Editors went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'In This Light and On This Evening', the bands third studio album.
 
2013 - Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney gave an impromptu gig in Covent Garden, London to a crowd of more than 2,000 fans during the lunchtime rush. McCartney's latest solo album 'New' was released in the same week.
 
Born on this day: 
1926 - Chuck Berry
1938 - Ronnie Bright 
1947 - Laura Nyro 
1949 - Gary Richrath
1949 - Joe Egan
1952 - Keith Knudson
1971 - Mark Morris
1974 - Peter Svensson
1977 - Simon Rix
1982 - Ne-Yo
1987 - Zachary Efron. 
 
That is music history for today. Until tomorrow. Take care and stay safe.   
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This is what happened on this day in the history of music: 

1961 - Helen Shapiro
Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Walkin' Back To Happiness.' The singers second and final UK No.1.
 
1966 - The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, that gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure.
 
1967 - The Sound Of Music
The soundtrack to The Sound Of Music was at No.1 on the UK album chart, spending its 132 week on the chart. The Beatles were at No.2 with Sgt. Pepper and Scott Walker was at No.3 with 'Scott.'
 
1968 - Cream
On their farewell tour Cream appeared at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, where live recordings were made which were included on the 'Goodbye Cream' album which was released the following year.
 
1968 - Humble Pie
18 year old Peter Frampton meet Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two started planning a new group which emerged as Humble Pie next April.
 
1973 - David Bowie
David Bowie released his seventh album Pin Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favorite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds and The Kinks.
 
1980 - AC/DC
AC/DC kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall. The bands first gigs since the death of singer Bon Scott.
 
1985 - A-Ha
A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take On Me', making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. The video for the song featured the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called rotoscoping, combined with live action which won six awards and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.
 
1989 - Alan Murphy
Alan Murphy guitarist with English band Level 42 died of pneumonia related to aids. Murphy also worked with Kate Bush, Go West and Mike & the Mechanics.
 
1991 - Noel Gallagher
Oasis played The Boardwalk in their hometown Manchester, the group's first gig with Noel Gallagher in the group.
 
1995 - Don Cherry
African-American jazz trumpeter Don Cherry died of liver failure aged 58. Developed the genre of world fusion music, incorporating influences of Middle Eastern, traditional African, and Indian music into his playing. Is the stepfather to singer’s musicians Neneh Cherry and Eagle-Eye Cherry.
 
1997 - Glen Buxton
Original Alice Cooper band guitarist Glen Buxton died from pneumonia, aged 49. Born in Akron, Ohio, he attended High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where he met Dennis Dunaway and Vincent Furnier, later to call himself the titular Alice Cooper. Buxton co-wrote several classic Alice Cooper hits, including 'School's Out', 'I'm Eighteen' and 'Elected.'
 
1998 - Noel Gallagher
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the launch party of the new London venue Sound Republic. He jammed onstage with Pete Townshend and members from Ocean Color Scene and Boo Radleys.
 
2000 - Robbie Williams
A judge ruled that Robbie Williams had substantially copied lyrics on his song 'Jesus In A Camper Van' from the 1961 Woody Guthrie song 'I Am The Way' and also used parts of a parody by Loudon Wainwright III. EMI Records had offered 25% royalties but the publishers Ludlow Music were demanding 50%.
 
2005 - Music Industry
A survey concluded that the average person spent around £21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company Prudential.
 
2007 - Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester. The former Smiths guitarist was set to deliver a series of workshops and masterclasses to students on the BA Popular Music and Recording degree.
2009 - Elvis Presley
A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 (£9,200) at an auction in Chicago, America. Other items sold belonging to Presley included a shirt which sold for $52,000 (£32,000), a set of concert-used handkerchiefs, $732 (£450) and photos from the reception of Presley's 1967 wedding to Priscilla, sold for nearly $6,000 (£3,700).
 
2010 - Elton John
Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful", Pop music as "uninspiring" and talent shows like American Idol as "boring" in an interview with UK Radio Times magazine.
 
2011 - Michael Jackson
At the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr Conrad Murray, Dr Steven Shafer testified that it would have been impossible for Michael Jackson to have self-administered a lethal dose of the sedative propofol. He later said of Dr Murray's delay in calling 911: "I almost don't know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable."
 
2011 - Coldplay
Coldplay released their fifth studio album 'Mylo Xyloto' which charted at No.1 in thirty-four countries. In the UK 'Mylo Xyloto' became Coldplay's fifth album to debut at No.1 and became the group's third to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard 200.
 
2014 - Raphael Ravenscroft
Raphael Ravenscroft who played the sax riff on the Gerry Rafferty hit 'Baker Street' died aged 60 of a suspected heart attack. He was only paid £27.50 for the 'Baker Street' session, and it has been reported that the cheque bounced and that it was kept on the wall of Ravenscroft's solicitors; by contrast the song is said to have earned Rafferty £80,000 a year in royalties.
 
Born On This Day: 
1944 - George McCrae
1944 - Peter Tosh
1945 - Jeannie C Riley
1946 - Keith Reid
1947 - Wilbert Hart
1948 - Pat Simmons
1956 - Nino DeFranco
1957 - Karl Wallinger
1960 - Daniel Woodgate
1960 - Jennifer Holliday 
1966 - Sinitta
1972 - Pras
1976 - Pete Loeffler. 
 
That is music history for this day. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 
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Thanks for today's musical history, @mohempstead. 📚

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AlyssaPandora you are so welcome. I am happy to do it. Even if no one else was interested. Have a great day, as well as a great week. Take care and stay safe.  

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This is really cool, @mohempstead!

Thanks for taking the time to put these together. 🎶

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On this day in the history of music.

1960 - Roy Orbison 

Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with 'Only The Lonely' and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley so Orbison decided to record the song himself.

 
1961 - The Beatles
The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool and tonight they appeared at The Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.
 
1962 - Boris Pickett
Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Monster Mash', it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been Banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive.
 
1964 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones played their first live concert in France when they appeared at the Paris Olympia.
 
1967 - Davy Jones
Davy Jones of The Monkees opened his own 'Zilch', boutique in Greenwich Village, New York City.
 
1969 - The Who
The Who played the first of six nights at New York's Filmore East performing a two-hour show featuring the songs from 'Tommy.'
 
1973 - The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie', the group's 7th US chart topper. A No.5 hit in the UK.
 
1976 - Led Zeppelin
The Led Zeppelin film 'The Song Remains The Same', premiered in New York City. The charity night raised $25,000 for the save the children fund.
 
1977 - Siouxsie Sioux
Siouxsie Sioux and Kenny Morris from The Banshees were arrested and held overnight at Holloway police station, London for causing an obstruction after a London gig, they were both fined £20.
 
1977 - Ronnie Van Zant
Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the rest of the band and crew who were due to play at Louisiana University that evening.
 
1978 - The Police
The Police made their US debut at C.B.G.B.S, New York. The trio had flown on low cost tickets with Laker AirTran from the UK, carrying their instruments as hand luggage.
 
1979 - Eagles
The Eagles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the bands fourth US No.1.
 
1983 - Merle Travis
American country and western singer, songwriter, Merle Travis died of a heart attack aged 65. Acknowledged as one of the most influential American guitarist's of the twentieth century. Wrote 'Sixteen Tons' 1955 US No.1 for Ernie Ford. He appeared in the 1953 movie From Here to Eternity singing ‘Reenlistment Blues’.
 
1984 - Wham!
Wham! started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Freedom', the duo's second No.1. The song was used in a Japanese commercial for Maxell audio cassettes, with altered lyrics.
 
2003 - Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse released her debut album Frank, (named after Frank Sinatra). The album has now sold over one million copies in the UK.
 
2003 - Cheryl Tweedy
A jury found Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy guilty of assaulting a nightclub worker. The singer was sentenced to complete 120 hours of unpaid community service and was ordered to pay her victim £500 compensation, plus £3,000 of prosecution costs. The singer had denied attacking toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa, saying she only punched her in self-defence. The charges stemmed from an incident at the Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey, on 11 January.
 
2005 - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson received a jury summons at his Neverland ranch in California four months after he was acquitted on child molestation charges. A spokesperson said it was likely he would be excused from serving due to the fact that he has lived in Bahrain since the trial.
 
2006 - George Michael
George Michael openly smoked a cannabis joint during an interview on a TV show. The singer was filmed backstage in Madrid, Spain where the drug is legal. Michael said ‘It’s the only drug I’ve ever thought worth taking, this stuff keeps me sane and happy. But it’s not very healthy.’
 
2007 - Killing Joke
Paul Raven, bassist with post-punk band Killing Joke, died of a suspected heart attack aged 46 in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was recording. He left the band in 1987 before forming Murder Inc and joining Ministry, Prong and Mob Research.
 
2011 - Bob Dylan
US photographer Barry Feinstein, best known for taking enduring pictures of musicians such as Bob Dylan and George Harrison died aged 80. Feinstein was responsible for capturing more than 500 record sleeves, including Harrison's All Things Must Pass album and the cover photograph for Dylan's album The Times They Are A-Changing. The Rolling Stones sleeve for Beggars Banquet shot in a graffiti-covered toilet, was also Feinstein's work.
 
2014 - John Holt
John Holt, reggae singer and songwriter who first found fame as a member of the Paragons, died aged 67. Holt penned 'The Tide Is High' made famous by Blondie.
 
2014 - George Harrison
The childhood home of former Beatle George Harrison sold at an auction at The Cavern Club for £156,000, ($250,000). The three-bedroom mid-terrace home was where The Quarrymen held some of their first rehearsals before the band evolved into the The Beatles in 1960.
 
Born on this day: 
1890 - Jelly Roll Morton.
1939 - Ray Jones. 
1939 - Jay Siegel. 
1940 - Kathy Kirby. 
1942 - John Carter. 
1945 - Ric Lee. 
1950 - Tom Petty. 
1951 - Alan Greenwood. 
1955 - Mark Feltham. 
1958 - Mark King. 
1964 - David Ryan. 
1964 - Jim Sonefild. 
1965 - Norman Blake. 
1971 - Dannii Minogue. 
1971 - Snoop Doggy Dogg. 
1977 - Nicholas Hodgson. 
1978 - Paul Wilson. 
1989 - Jess Glynne. 
 
That is today's history in music. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
P.S Tomorrow's post will be a late post.  
 
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On this day in the history of music:

1958 - Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly's last recording session took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City. The songs recorded included 'Raining In My Heart', 'Moondreams' and 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' which became a No.1 hit.
 
1965 - Bill Black
Bill Black, Elvis Presley's bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumor, aged 39. With guitarist Scotty Moore, and Elvis Presley on rhythm guitar, Black played on ‘That's All Right (Mama)’, Heartbreak Hotel, ‘Baby Let's Play House’, ‘Mystery Train’, ‘Hound Dog’; ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in the late 1950s. Black, Scotty Moore and drummer D. J. Fontana toured extensively during Presley's early career. After leaving Presley Black formed Bill Black's Combo.
 
1965 - The Beatles
Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)', finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'
 
1965 - The Spencer Davis Group
The Spencer Davis Group recorded 'Keep On Running' at Pye Studios in London, England. The track went on to top the UK chart next January.
 
1967 - Lulu
Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film 'To Sir With Love'.
 
1972 - Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Ding-A-Ling', his first and only US and UK No.1, 17 years after his first chart hit.
 
1972 - Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with soundtrack to 'Superfly'.
 
1976 - The Who
Keith Moon played his last show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. On September 7, 1978, Moon died of an overdose of a sedative Heminevrin, that had been prescribed to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal.
 
1978 - Bernie Rhodes
The Clash sacked manager Bernie Rhodes, saying the band and record company 'found him hard to deal with'. Melody Maker journalist Caroline Coon took his place.
 
1989 - Jive Bunny
Jive Bunny And The Mastermixes had their second UK No.1 single with 'That's What I Like.' The Theme from Hawaii Five-O was the recurring hook in the record which also included 'Lets Twist Again', 'Lets Dance', 'Great Balls of Fire' and 'The Twist'.
 
1992 - George Michael
George Michael took Sony Records to court in a fight over his contract with the company; he lost the case in 1994. Michael worked with Sony again less than 10 years later.
 
1995 - Billie Joe
Green Day singer Billie Joe was arrested and fined $141 after mooning at the audience during a gig in Milwaukee.
 
1997 - Elton John
Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind 97' was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days and raising more than £20 million for charity.
 
2006 - Sandy West
American musician, singer, songwriter, and drummer Sandy West died. Founding member (with Joan Jett) of all girl group The Runaways, hailed by fans and critics alike to be one of the most groundbreaking drummers in rock and roll history.
 
2006 - John Peel
British broadcaster John Peel left over £1.8m and over 25,000 vinyl records in his will. Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack in 2004.
 
2006 - Evanescence
Evanescence were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album 'The Open Door.' It became the 700th No.1 album in Billboard since the chart became a weekly feature in 1956.
 
2007 - Kid Rock
Kid Rock and five members of his entourage were arrested after an argument with a man escalated into a fight in a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Kid Rock's tour bus was pulled over by police after it left the scene; Rock was released after posting $1,000 (£490) bail. Kid Rock also had the No.1 album on the US chart with 'Rock N Roll Jesus' his eleventh album release and first to debut at the top of the chart.
 
2014 - Wilko Johnson
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson said he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012. The 67-year-old was initially given 10 months to live after rejecting chemotherapy, but had radical surgery to remove the tumor earlier this year.
 
Born On This Day In The Music World: 
1940 - Manfred Mann. 
1941 - Steve Cropper. 
1942 - Elvin Bishop. 
1943 - Ron Elliott. 
1946 - Lux Interior. 
1946 - Lee Loughnane. 
1947 - Tetsu Yamauchi. 
1948 - John Bundrick. 
1952 - Brent Mydland. 
1953 - Charlotte Caffey. 
1954 - Eric Faulkner. 
1957 - Attila The Stockbroker. 
1957 - Julian Cope. 
1957 - Steve Lukather. 
1959 - Rose McDowell. 
1971 - Nick Oliveri. 
1971 - Tony Mortimer. 
 
That is today's history in music. Have a great day. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.  
 
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