Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1939 and 2006.
On this day in 1939 future singer-songwriter Judy Collins is born in Seattle, Washington.
On this day in 1946 Jerry Weiss future trumpet and flugelhorn player for Blood, Sweat & Tears is born in New York City.
On this day in 1966 The Beatles play their last ever concert (not counting their Apple Records rooftop appearance in 1969) in their native England when they perform a gig put on by the New Musical Express. Their last song is “I'm Down.”
On this day in 1968 D'Arcy Wretsky-Brown future bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins is born in South Haven, Michigan. Also on this day Paul McCartney and John Lennon watch Bill Haley play Royal Albert Hall in London.
On this day in 1973 Washington, DC mayor Walter Washington officially declares today Marvin Gaye day in the singer's hometown.