Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2009.
On this day in 1941 Shirley Owens Alston, future member of The Shirelles, is born in Henderson, North Carolina.
On this day in 1942 Janet Vogel, future member of The Skyliners, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
On this day in 1966 Janis Joplin makes her singing debut with Big Brother & the Holding Company at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom. Also on this day The Beatles release “Paperback Writer” b/w “Rain” in the UK.
On this day in 1967 The Monkees release the song “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”
On this day in 1972 Sammy Davis Jr.'s song “The Candy Man” hits number one in the US.
On this day in 1973 future singer-songwriter Faith Evans is born in Lakeland, Florida. Also on this day, Lemisha Grinsted, future member of the girl-group 702, is born in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On this day in 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings set a new indoor concert attendance record of 67,100 at the newly-opened Kingdome in Seattle. Also on this day The Beatles release the Rock ‘n’ Roll Music platter in the UK.
On this day in 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's duet “You're The One That I Want” hits number one in the US.
On this day in 1982 Micki Harris of The Shirelles dies at the age of 42.
On this day in 2009 keyboardist, session musician and producer Barry Beckett dies at the age of 66.