On August 9, 1963, the British TV show “Ready Steady Go” premiered. Most of Britain’s most popular bands appeared on the show.
Also in 1963, singer Whitney Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey.
In 1967, concert officials at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival in England ask Jerry Lee Lewis to leave the stage because they thought the crowd had gotten too wild during Lewis’ performance.
In 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in Tate’s Los Angeles home. Cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his young disciples were later convicted of the crime.
In 1978, Muddy Waters performed for President Jimmy Carter at a White House picnic.
In 1991, singer Rick James pleaded innocent to charges he imprisoned, tortured and sexually assaulted a woman in his California home.
In 1995, Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack while undergoing drug rehabilitation. He was 53.
In 1999, guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs quit Oasis. Barely two weeks later, bassist Paul “Guigsy” McGuigan quit.