This Day In Music History
1969 – Grand Funk Railroad play the Atlanta Pop Festival, in Georgia. Reps from Capitol Records like their show and sign the band. Other acts include Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, and Chicago.
1974 – The Steely Dan break-up is finalized as they play their last show in Santa Monica, California. They would not tour again for the next 18 years as a full band. All this despite the fact that they have the current No. 4 song ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ and a Platinum album with ‘Pretzel Logic’.
1982 – Diana Ross kicks off her latest solo tour at Giants Stadium. Her opening act is legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, who plays an entire set with his back turned to the audience.
2003 – Barry White dies of kidney failure at the age of 58. He will forever be remembered for his deep voice and hits such as ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe’.