Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2009.
On this day in 1943 Keith Relf, future lead singer and harmonica player for The Yardbirds is born in London, England.
On this day in 1944 Tony McPhee, future founding guitarist of The Groundhogs is born in Humberston, England.
On this day in 1956 Sammy Davis, Jr. becomes an instant celebrity when he stars in the Broadway play Mister Wonderful. Also on this day Carl Perkins is injured in a car accident near Dover, Delaware on his way to perform on NBC-TV's Perry Como Show. This halts promotion efforts for his (future hit) single "Blue Suede Shoes."
On this day in 1976 While campaigning for US President, Jimmy Carter tells The National Association of Record Merchandisers (NARM) that he listened to Dylan, the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin while Governor of Georgia.
On this day in 1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash, a Beatles parody special that was born of sketches on ex-Monty Python member Eric Idle's show Rutland Weekend Television, gets its first US airing on ABC-TV.
On this day in 2000 an audience member falls 90 feet off of an electrical tower at a Kiss concert at California's Oakland Arena.
On this day in 2009 famous folklorist/folk music expert Archie Green dies at the age of 91.