Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2013.
On this day in 1948 future pop and jazz singer Patti Austin is born in Harlem, New York.
On this day in 1964 future singer-songwriter/rapper Nehneh Cherry is born in Stockholm, Sweden. Also on this day The Beatles release the singles: “Do You Want To Know A Secret” backed with “Thank You Girl”, “Please Please Me” backed with “From Me To You”, “Love Me Do” backed with “P.S. I Love You” and “Twist And Shout” backed with “There's A Place.” Finally, on this day on his way to visit two injured fans in Liverpool, England, Mick Jagger is pulled over and fined 32 pounds for speeding and driving without insurance.
On this day in 1972 Paul and Linda McCartney are arrested backstage in Gothenburg, Sweden, for possession of six ounces of marijuana, which was mailed to them by someone in McCartney's office who thought they would enjoy some pot on the road. The couple is released after paying a combined fine of $1,200.
On this day in 2007 Laura Marling shares the stage with other indie artists like Crystal Castles and Mystery Jets at the first ever Underage Festival in Victoria Park, London. The festival, which grew out of a series of club nights in the Elephant and Castle district of South London, is only open to 13-17 year olds—no one outside that age limit is allowed inside the gates. At just 17 years young, Marling fits right in.
On this day in 2013 Jody Payne, guitarist for Willie Nelson, dies at the age of 77. Also on this day singer Eydie Gorme dies at the age of 84.