Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2009.
On this day in 1943 Anne "Honey" Lantree, future drummer/vocalist for The Honeycombs, is born in London, England.
On this day in 1963 Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The music connection: Peter, Paul and Mary play their hit version of Bob Dylan's “Blowin' In The Wind” before King speaks.
On this day in 1964 The Beatles smoke pot for the first time, courtesy of Bob Dylan, who joins the band after one of their concerts in New York State. Dylan is surprised they haven't tried it before, as he thought they sang "I get high" in their song “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, when it was actually "I can't hide."
On this day in 1965 Shania Twain is born in Ontario, Canada.
On this day in 1969 Paul and Linda McCartney have their first child: a daughter named Mary, named after Paul's mother.
On this day in 1973 Deep Purple's “Smoke On The Water” goes gold
On this day in 1982 LeAnn Rimes is born in Jackson, Mississippi.
On this day in 2003 Britney Spears and Madonna share a juicy kiss during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards. She then kisses Christina Aguilera, but we miss most of it because the director cuts to a shot of Justin Timberlake in the audience.
On this day in 2005 for the second time in two years, Art Garfunkel is arrested for marijuana possession.
On this day in 2009 DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) dies at the age of 36. .