Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2003.
On this day in 1961 Elvis Presley plays the first of two charity concerts in Memphis, Tennessee. It is his first performance since entering the army in 1958.
On this day in 1982 Bad Religion releases their first full-length studio album titled How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
On this day in 1991 Director Cameron Crowe takes members of the cast and crew of his film Singles to the Off Ramp in Seattle to see the band Pearl Jam who appears in the motion picture. Campbell Scott and Matt Dillon hang out with the band the entire night but the others leave early.
On this day in 1992 James Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
On this day in 1993 Toy Caldwell lead guitarist of The Marshall Tucker Band dies.
On this day in 1999 Prince, then known by an odd symbol, sues 9 different websites in order to prevent unauthorized downloads.
On this day in 2003 the band Switchfoot, newly signed to Columbia Records, releases their debut disc The Beautiful Letdown.