Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1918 and 2007.
On this day in 1918 future songstress Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Virginia.
On this day 1967 The Beatles work on recording Magical Mystery Tour.
On this day in 1974 Pamela Courson, who was Jim Morrison's girlfriend and the one who found him dead in a bathtub, dies of a heroin overdose. Also on this day the streaking fad hits its peak as Rolling Stone reports that Yes and Greg Allman concerts have been interrupted by naked people running around.
On this day in 1975 the original New York Dolls break up after Jerry Nolan and Johnny Thunders leave the band in the middle of a tour in Florida.
The Bellamy Brothers, Queen and Paul McCartney and Wings
Paul Simon, Papa Roach and Lisa Lopes
Nina Simon, Elton John and Bobby "Boris" Pickett
On this day in 2003 singer-songwriter, arranger, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone is laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France, with attendees including Miriam Makeba and gifts from luminaries like Elton John. She was 70.
On this day in 2007 singer Bobby "Boris" Pickett dies at the age of 69.