Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2004.
On this day in 1943 Rosalind Ashford, future member of Martha and the Vandellas is born in Detroit, Michigan.
On this day in 1961 The Beatles play a gig at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool, England.
On this day in 1964 The Beatles play at the Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On this day in 1965 The Beatles' “Help!” goes gold
On this day in 1970 An unknown art-rock band named Genesis runs an ad in Britain's Melody Maker magazine looking for a drummer. A 19-year-old Phil Collins will pass the audition by mentioning that he played percussion on George Harrison's platter All Things Must Pass.
On this day in 1978 George Harrison marries Olivia Arias.
On this day in 1987 Sonny Bono announces his run for mayor of Palm Springs, California, after running into problems trying to open a restaurant there. (He wins, and later becomes a congressman.)
On this day in 1993 Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Plush". Also on this day Pearl Jam's “Jeremy” video wins four awards, including Video of the Year, at the MTV Video Music Awards. Pearl Jam responds by not making any more videos until 1998.
On this day in 1995 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, with opening ceremony performances by Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, The Allman Brothers Band, Booker T. & the MG's, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Pretenders, John Fogerty, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, George Clinton, The Kinks, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, The Animals' Eric Burdon and Boz Scaggs.
On this day in 2004 soul singer Tyrone Davis dies at the age of 66.