Today in Music: August 18, 2010


On this date in 1962, Ringo Starr makes his performing debut with the Beatles after a two-hour prep rehearsal.

On this exact same date two years later, the Beatles were met by over 9,000 screaming fans when they arrived in San Francisco to begin a U.S. tour.

In 1969, Mick Jagger was accidentally shot in the hand during the filming of "Ned Kelly" in Australia.

In 1977, The Police play their first-ever gig in Birmingham, England.

In 1979, Chic scored a #1 single with "Good Times", which was the follow-up single to the hugely popular "Le Freak".

In 1982, Liverpool named four streets after the Fab Four; John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, Ringo Starr Drive, and George Harrison Close.

In 1984, Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes married girlfriend Julie Anne Friedman at a registry office in London, England. They would divorce in 1992.

In 1992, parents Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love gave birth to their daughter, Frances Bean.

ALSO BORN ON THIS DAY

Nona Hendryx, member of LaBelle, 1945.

Nigel Griggs, bassist for Split Enz, 1949.

Dennis Elliott, drummer for Foreigner, 1950

John Rees (1951) and Ron Strykert (1957), members of Men At Work.

Patrick Swayze, actor and singer of Top 10 hit "She's Like The Wind", 1951.

Tracy Tracy, singer for The Primitives, 1967.

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility

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