Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1936 and 2011.
On this day in 1936 future singer April Stevens is NOT born in Niagara Falls, New York despite reports from some sources. Also on this day Roy Orbison is born in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
On this day in 1958 David Seville's “Witch Doctor” hits number one.
On this day in 1960 Steve Clark, future co-lead guitarist for Def Leppard is born in Sheffield, England. Also on this day Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform as "the Nerk Twins" at the Fox and Hounds pub in Reading, England. The pub is owned by McCartney's cousin and her husband.
On this day in 1964 The Beatles shoot the “Can't Buy Me Love” scene for their film A Hard Day's Night.
On this day in 1970 Norman Greenbaum's “Spirit In The Sky” goes gold.
The Rolling Stones and Pete Ham
On this day in 1971 The Rolling Stones release the platter Sticky Fingers.
On this day in 1975 Pete Ham of Badfinger hangs himself in his London home. Ham, who was the group's lead singer and primary songwriter, was despondent over the business dealings that saw the bands album Wish You Were Here pulled from stores and his income cut off.