This Day in Music History — September 10

1963 : While traveling in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney encounter Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who worked as a promoter for The Beatles earlier in the year. Oldham invites them to The Stones rehearsal, where they complete a song they were working on, “I Wanna Be Your Man,” and give it to The Stones, which they use as their second UK single.

1988 : “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses hits #1 for the first of two weeks. The band is opening shows for Aerosmith at the time.

1990 : Starring a young rapper named Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air debuts on NBC. Smith hones his acting skills during his six seasons on the show, which features guest appearances by his musical partner, DJ Jazzy Jeff.

1991 : Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is released as a single, forever changing the musical meaning of the word “Alternative.”

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Will Smith Rides the Pony and Performs Summertime

Will Smith rode the pony shirtless as he sang “Jump on It” in front of a huge Vegas crowd yesterday afternoon at the Ditch Fridays ritual at The Palms. Will was there to support his son Trey who was DJing the event with none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff.

And check out the video below. The crowd was blessed with a full rendition of “Summertime.”