~ 1976 The Sex Pistols record their first demos at Clapham’s Majestic Studios
~ 1937 – Waylon Jennings was born
~ 1941 – Harry Nilsson was born
~ 1967 – Monterey Pop Festival opens
~ 1971 – Tupac Shakur is born
~ 1965 – The Kinks arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour
~ 1964 – The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go” was released. It became their first song to get to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.
~ 1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its debut performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California.
~ 1976 – ABBA performed for Sweden’s King and his Queen-to-be on the eve of their Royal Wedding.
~ 1902 – Guy Lombardo was born in London, Ontario.
~ 1948 – Nick Drake was born
~ 1988 – Over 3,000 East Germans gathered at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson. Jackson was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.
~ 1977 – Steve Winwood’s first solo album was released.
~ 1989 – The “Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack” was released by Prince.
~ 1955 – Johnny Cash’s single “Cry Cry Cry” was released. It was his first single.
~ 1975 – Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form Rainbow.