This Week In Music
1956 - Police in Cleveland, Ohio enforce a 1931 ordinance that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.
1963 - The first Beatles' single is released in America by Chicago's Vee Jay Records. The 45 featured "Please Please Me" as the "A" side.
1965 - The Beatles began filming their second, as yet un-named movie. The film would eventually be called "Eight Arms to Hold You" before producers finally settled on the title "Help".
1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last British concert at London's Royal Albert Hall before breaking up.
1976 - The Eagles L.P. "Their Greatest Hits" becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The new certification represents sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles. The platinum award was originated in the early seventies because "gold" status was achieved by most popular records in a very short period of time.
1981 - Judge Richard Owen of New York State Supreme Court rules that George Harrison 'subconsciously plagiarized' the Chiffons song "He's So Fine" in his hit "My Sweet Lord". Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000.
1992 - Nirvana's Kurt Cobain marries Courtney Love.
2001 - Johnny Cash is released from a Nashville hospital after recovering from pneumonia, in time to accept his Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance that night.