Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1942 and 2007.
On this day in 1942 Al Jardine, future guitarist for The Beach Boys, is born in Lima, Ohio.
On this day 1961 in The Beatles perform at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool, England.
On this day 1963 in The Beatles’ “She Loves You” reaches over 500,000 sold issues in the UK.
On this day 1965 in Lou Christie records “Lightnin' Strikes.”
On this day 1966 it is announced that John Lennon has accepted to play a role in the film How I Won The War.
On this day in 1967a young Swedish singer named Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins a talent-show contest on the TV program Hyland's Corner with her group the Anni-Frid Four. (She would later become famous as one of the two female lead singers of ABBA.)
On this day 1in 968 Ringo returns to The Beatles after quitting in frustration during the "White Album" sessions. He finds his drum kit covered in flowers.
On this day 1973 singer-songwriter Jennifer Paige is born in Marietta, Georgia.
On this day in 1982 Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" is released in the UK. The critics are not kind; Smash Hits calls it "fourth division reggae." Also on this day Fleetwood Mac plays for the first time in 2 years at the U.S. Festival in California, sponsored by the upstart Apple Computers. 400,000 people come to them play along with The Cars, Jackson Browne and The Grateful Dead.
On this day in 1989 Ringo Starr and his All Stars Band perform in Los Angeles, California. It is the final stop of the tour.
On this day in 1991 Ike Turner is released from prison after serving 14 months for cocaine possession.
On this day in 2007 rockabilly and country singer Janis Martin dies at the age of 67.