On this day in 1964, just after 1:00 p.m. EST, Pan Am flight 101 lands at New York City’s JFK Airport. An estimated 5,000 screaming fans were waiting to greet the Beatles as they arrive for their first U.S. tour and an appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Jim Morrison was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a license on this day in 1969. On that same day The Who hit the studio to record “Pinball Wizard.” That song would peak at #19 here in the US, but hit #4 in the UK.
Paul Simon’s “Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover,” hits No.1 on this day in 1976. It would hold that position for three weeks.
Let’s build our way to 1980. Pink Floyd begins The Wall Tour here in the U.S. The props included a 30-foot high wall of styrofoam blocks that stretched across a 160-foot stage. Following the intermission it was completely destroyed.
Monkee Davy Jones made a guest appearance on the NBC-TV sitcom “My Two Dads.” That happened on this day in 1988.
And finally, it was on this day in 2000, that we lost Dave Peverett. He was the original lead vocalist for Foghat and guitarist for Savoy Brown. He died of cancer at age 56.