Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2009.
On this day in 1947 future singer-songwriter/pianist Elton John is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England. (He eventually adopts his stage name Elton John from two sax players in an early band Bluesology--Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.
On this day in 1960 Steve Norman, future multi-instrumentalist for Spandau Ballet, is born in London, England.
On this day in 1967 The Who play their first live gig in the US at the RKO 58th Street Theater in New York City.
On this day in 1973 Roberta Flack's “Killing Me Softly With His Song” reaches number one in the US.
On this day in 1975 Melanie Blatt, future member of the singing group All Saints, is born in Camden, England.
On this day in 2001 Bob Dylan takes the Best Original Song Academy Award for “Things Have Changed” from the movie Wonder Boys. Also on this day at the Academy Awards, where she is nominated for Best Song from her movie Dancer In The Dark, Bjork wears a swan dress complete with a purse that looks like an egg, which she "lays" on the red carpet.
On this day in 2007 Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday.
On this day in 2009 Dan Seals of England Dan & John Ford Coley dies at the age of 61.