THIS DATE IN MUSIC HISTORY (October 15th):
1935: Barry McGuire was born, but it turned out that it was not the eve of destruction
1960: The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's "Summertime" in a Hamburg recording studio -- this is the first track recorded with John, Paul, George and Ringo
1965: Jimi Hendrix signed his first recording contract in the UK -- he got $1 and 1% royalty on all of his recordings
1967: Spirit, Jefferson Airplane, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Sunshine Company appeared at the first Sacramento Pop Festival
1973: Keith Richards was given a one-year suspended sentence, a 5000 franc fine and a two year ban from entering France after being convicted of cannabis trafficking in Nice, France
1979: ABBA played their first concert in North America, appearing in Vancouver, Canada -- now, they're in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame !!
2003: Mike Smith (The Dave Clark Five, vocals) was paralyzed from the waist down following a fall at his home in Spain -- he died in 2008 just two weeks before the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame