Today in 1997, Guitarist Randy California (Spirit) drowned rescuing his 12-year old son from a riptide in the surf off Hawaii
On this date in 1985, Rolling Stone Ron Wood married his girlfriend Jo Karslake in Buckinghamshire, England
Today in 1968, the entire shipment of John and Yoko's album 'Two Virgins' was seized by authorities in New Jersey
Today in 1950, Sam Phillips opened the Memphis Recording Service, which he later renamed Sun Studio
Today in 1969, filming began at Twickenham studios in England of The Beatles rehearsing for 'Let It Be'
Today in 1926, Melody Maker, the influential British music magazine published its first issue. It finally folded in 2000