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1975 : While vacationing on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and his family are badly injured in a car accident, forcing the cancellation of an upcoming US tour. Doctors tell Plant he may never walk again.
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Banned (1)

1966 : South Africa bans all Beatles music as a result of John Lennon's recent comments claiming the band is "bigger than Jesus."

Births (16)

1901 : Jazz singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1921 : Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis is born in Farmersville, Texas. Along with drummer Buddy Rich, he was part of the backing band for comeback albums by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
1936 : Bass singer Elsbeary Hobbs (of The Drifters) is born in Manhattan, New York.
1939 : R&B singer Frankie Ford is born in Gretna, Louisiana.
1940 : Larry Knechtel (Bread)
1941 : Timi Yuro
1943 : David Carr (The Fortunes)
1947 : Paul Layton (The New Seekers)
1947 : Klaus Schultze (Tangerine Dream)
1951 : Roy Flowers (Sweet Sensation)
1952 : Maire Ni Bhraonian (Clannad)
1958 : Ian Broudie (The Lightning Seeds)
1959 : Robbin Crosby (Ratt)
1962 : Paul Reynolds (A Flock Of Seagulls)
1971 : Yo-Yo
1981 : Marques Houston (Immature)

Charts (4)

1956 : The Platters' "My Prayer" hits #1.
1958 : Billboard combines its unwieldy system of five separate sales, jukebox, and DJ charts to make one master chart, the "Billboard Hot 100" we know today. The first #1 listed on it is Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool."
1963 : The Beatles crack the US charts for the first time with "From Me To You," which debuts at #116 in Billboard. It's not 'til five months later that "I Want To Hold Your Hand" becomes their breakout hit in America.
1973 : Maureen McGovern's "The Morning After (The Song From The Poseidon Adventure)" hits #1.

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1968 : Newport Pop Festival attracts 100,000 with Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and The Animals.

Deaths (6)

1875 : Hans Christian Andersen dies at age 70. His stories inspired songs by Kate Bush and Sinead O'Connor.
1991 : Jazz singer/pianist Jeri Southern dies of pneumonia at age 64 in Los Angeles, California. Known for the 1957 hit "Fire Down Below."
2005 : Little Milton
2006 : John Locke (Nazareth, Spirit)
2007 : Lee Hazlewood
2012 : Johnnie Bassett

Incidents (1)

1975 : While vacationing on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and his family are badly injured in a car accident, forcing the cancellation of an upcoming US tour. Doctors tell Plant he may never walk again.

Legal Issues (3)

1967 : After a show in Minneapolis, a 16-year-old girl stows away on The Monkees' plane to St. Louis. The girl's father threatens to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines.
1970 : The Doors' Jim Morrison is arrested in Los Angeles for public drunkenness after being found lying unconscious on a resident's doorstep.
2011 : Rapper Big Sean is arrested in Lewiston, New York, after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a Wiz Khalifa concert, where he was performing. He would eventually be fined $750 for second degree unlawful imprisonment.

Marriages and Breakups (2)

1970 : Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson marries his second wife, Barbara Charren, in Los Angeles. The couple would divorce just four years later.
1994 : The Notorious B.I.G. marries R&B singer Faith Evans.

Miscellaneous (1)

2008 : Bono proves he reads RollingStone.com as the U2 frontman posts a long comment reminiscing about the band's first album Boy.

Movies (1)

1972 : The famous blaxploitation movie Superfly is released, featuring a score from The Impressions' Curtis Mayfield, and his famous song of the same name.

Recordings (1)

1969 : The Beatles record "Because."

Releases (2)

1956 : Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel."
1974 : Paul Simon releases "Love Me Like A Rock."

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1957 : The Everly Brothers perform "Wake Up Little Susie" on Ed Sullivan Show. It is one of the more controversial songs ever played on the show, as there was some question as to what Susie and her date were doing before she fell asleep.
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