On This Day

ON THIS DAY: 1969

On This Day in 1969... Did You Know? Jimi Hendrix debuted his short-lived new trio, Band of Gypsys, at the Fillmore East. The show was recorded for the Band of Gypsys L-P.

ON THIS DAY: 1966

On This Day in 1966... Did You Know? The Beatles completed "Strawberry Fields Forever" at Abbey Road, then began work on "Penny Lane" as its flipside.

ON THIS DAY: 1975

On This Day in 1975... Did You Know? At a Ted Nugent concert in Spokane, Washington, 25-year-old David Gelfer pointed a .44-magnum at Nugent before being wrestled to the ground by fans and security guards.

ON THIS DAY: 1969

On This Day in 1969... Did You Know? Led Zeppelin 2 follows The Beatles' Abbey Road, Creedence Clearwater's Green River and Blind Faith into the number-one spot on the Billboard album chart.

ON THIS DAY: 1965

On This Day in 1965... Did You Know? Paul McCartney, who spent the day after Christmas with his family while The Beatles were taking the holidays off, was injured in a mo-ped accident that left him with a badly cut lip.

ON THIS DAY: 1967

On This Day in 1967... Did You Know? John Fogerty came up with a new name for his band, previously known as The Golliwogs. From then on, they are known as Creedence Clearwater Revival.

ON THIS DAY: 1986

On This Day in 1986... Did You Know? Three months after its release, George Thorogood and the Destroyers Live was certified gold, for half a million sales. It would take nearly nine more years for it to be certified platinum for a million sales.