Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1938 and 2013.
On this day in 1938 Spencer Dryden future drummer for Jefferson Airplane and New Riders of the Purple Sage is born in New York, New York.
On this day in 1943 Mick Abrahams future guitarist of Jethro Tull is born in Luton, England.
On this day in 1959 as the snow melts in Mason City, Iowa, Buddy Holly's glasses are finally found from the plane crash that killed him two months earlier. They are given to police and are inadvertently kept at the station until 1980 when a sheriff finds them and returns them to Holly's widow.
On this day in 1975 Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple to form Rainbow. He is replaced by Tommy Bolin.
On this day in 1984 a new British Invasion occurs when 40 of the artists on the U.S. Top 100 singles chart are Brits setting a new record.
On this day in George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in Beverly Hills, CA, after an undercover officer observes Michael performing a “lewd act.” (Michael pleads no contest to the charge and is sentenced to community service.)
On this day in 2008 Bob Dylan receives an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture." He's the first Rock musician to win the award.