This Day in Music, July 9: Stop Monkeying Around

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On this day in 1962, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin' In the Wind” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session.

In 1967, on a U.S. tour supporting The Monkees, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Convention Hall, Miami, Florida. After it becomes plainly apparent that the group is not suited to teenybopper audiences, the tour’s promoter Dick Clark and Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler concoct a story saying that the conservative Daughters of the American Revolution had complained about Jimi’s act and so the Experience left the tour after just six shows.

On 1983, The Police started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “Every Breath You Take,” also No.1 in the UK. Taken from the band's album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy Awards.

Today in 1999, Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts.

In 2004, David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57-year-old singer had an operation in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat "an acutely blocked artery". The star's cancellation of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury.

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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