This Day In Music History
1964 – The Rolling Stones land at Kennedy Airport for their debut US tour. They are met by over 500 fans as they exited the airplane. They would play 10 shows over the next three weeks to support their new self-titled album.
1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings release the single “Live and Let Die” from the James Bond movie of the same name. The producers of the film had invited McCartney to write the theme song before the screenplay was even completed.
1985 – Bruce Springsteen kicks off the European leg of his Born in the USA world tour in Dublin, Ireland. This would be his longest and most successful tour to date.
1991 – David Ruffin dies of a drug overdose. After taking a large amount of cocaine. Ruffin passed out and a friend drove him to a hospital in Philadelphia, but they were unable to revive him. He was best known for his hits with The Temptations “Just My Imagination” and “My Girl”.