Music History for
1961 - Brian Epstein saw the Beatles play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Today in Beatles History
1962 - Motown Records released "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," by the Miracles.
1963 - "Louie, Louie" was released by the Kingsmen.
1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. John Lennon was on the cover.
1974 - Columbia Records released Billy Joel's "Piano Man."
1973 - Cat Stevens made his national TV debut on ABC's "In Concert."
1973 - The album "Piano Man" was released by Billy Joel.
1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.
1990 - The Madonna CD collection "The Immaculate Collection" was released.
1998 - Singer Billy Preston, his manager Merle Otis Greene and Greene's wife Sandra were indicted on 22 charges of fraud in collecting $1 million in insurance claims.
1998 - Rick James was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke when a blood vessel ruptured in his neck during a show the week before in Denver, CO.
1998 - Michael Jackson settled a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that said his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. A lawyer for the publisher said, "The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately represent the plaintiff's true appearance."
Today in Michael Jackson History
1999 - The Prince released the album "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic."
2012 - One Direction's second album "Take Me Home" was first released.