1963 John Weightman, the Headmaster of a Surrey Grammar School, banned all students from having Beatle haircuts. In announcing his decision he said “This ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons.”
1974 ABBA kicks off their first European tour in Copenhagen, playing outside of Sweden for the first time.
1979 Former Jethro Tull bass player John Glascock died of a heart attack in London at the age of 26. Though he recorded with the band, Glascock’s long battle with heart disease kept him from touring.
1990 David Crosby is involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles which leaves him with a broken leg, ankle and shoulder. Police say he was speeding and not wearing a helmet.
2003 Arthur Conley, of the 1967 hit, “Sweet Soul Music”, died at his home in the Netherlands. The 57 year old singer had been suffering from intestinal cancer and had grown progressively weak in recent weeks.
2014 Jimmy Ruffin passed away in a Las Vegas hospital at the age of 78.