This Day in Music History

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  1. The funeral of Manchester music mogul and broadcaster, Tony Wilson was held at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Manchester. Peter Hook and Stephen Morris - two members of first Factory signing and later incarnation, New Order attended along with Happy Mondays front man, Shaun Ryder.
  2. went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Doesn't Really Matter'. Nelly started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Country Grammar'.
  3. played the first of a seven night run at Oliver's in Boston, Massachusetts playing two 60-minute sets each night.
  4. After finishing I Want You, (Shes So Heavy), worked on the running order for the album. A preliminary master tape was compiled, the medley was originally slated for side one of the album, and the placement of Octopus's Garden and Oh! Darling were reversed from the final version. The album was to end with the slashed guitar chord that finishes I Want You (She's So Heavy). This was the last time all four Beatles were together in Abbey Road studios.
  5. The director of the University of Tennessee's audio lab, Dr. David M. Lipscomb, reported that a guinea pig subjected over a three month period to 88 hours of Rock music recorded at a Knoxville disco at 120 decibels suffered acute damage to the inner ears. Steve Paul, the owner of a New York disco replied "Should a major increase in guinea pig attendance occur at The Scene, we'll certainly bear their comfort in mind."