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1967 : Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' England home, known as "Redlands," is raided by 15 policemen who find "various substances of a suspicious nature." Richards and Mick Jagger are charged with drug offenses.
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Awards and Honors (2)

1997 : David Bowie is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located outside the Hollywood Galaxy Theatre.
2009 : At the 40th NAACP Image Awards, will.i.am's Yes We Can wins in the Best Music Video and Best Song categories while Jennifer Hudson takes home three Awards, including Best New Artist.

Births (15)

1904 : Ted Mack
1914 : Tex Beneke
1915 : Lorne Greene
1923 : Mel Powell
1935 : Gene McDaniels
1939 : Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
1944 : Moe Bandy
1948 : Joe Schermie (Three Dog Night)
1949 : Stanley Knight (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950 : Steve Hackett (Genesis)
1952 : Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)
1952 : Michael McDonald
1959 : Omar Hakim (Weather Report)
1968 : John and Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) become the proud parents of their only child, daughter Chynna.
1970 : Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies)

Certifications and Milestones (4)

1960 : Pat Boone's album Pat's Great Hits is certified gold
1961 : The Miracles' Shop Around is certified gold
1973 : Elton John's album Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player is certified gold
2015 : "Weird Al" Yankovic becomes the first-ever guest editor at MAD magazine when it is announced that he will be assisting with issue #533.

Charts (4)

1955 : The McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" hits #1
1972 : Al Green's Let's Stay Together hits #1
1977 : Barbra Streisand's soundtrack album A Star Is Born hits #1
2000 : D'Angelo's Voodoo enters the Billboard 200 and remains on the chart for 33 consecutive weeks, replacing Carlos Santana's Supernatural at the #1 spot on the chart.

Concerts and Festivals (4)

1924 : The "Experiment In Modern Music" concert takes place at Aeolian Hall in New York, where a sold out crowd checks out a relatively new music called Jazz. George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" is performed in public for the first time at the show with Gershwin performing on piano with the orchestra.
1964 : The Beatles conclude their triumphant first American visit with two 25-minute shows at Carnegie Hall.
1968 : Jimi Hendrix' tour stops in his hometown of Seattle, Washington, where he sees his family for the first time in 7 years. His father, Al, meets him at the airport.
2009 : Art Garfunkel makes a surprise appearance at a Paul Simon concert for a three song set in New York's recently refurbished Beacon Theater.

Deaths (6)

1976 : Sal Mineo
2000 : Screamin' Jay Hawkins
2000 : Oliver
2005 : Country music singer/songwriter Sammi Smith dies from unconfirmed circumstances at age 61 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
2007 : Eldee Young
2015 : Laugh-In announcer Bob Owens dies at age 80 in Encino, California.

Debuts (1)

1974 : The legendary rock club The Bottom Line opens in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Incidents (1)

2010 : Details emerge regarding a racy interview John Mayer did for Playboy. In the interview, Mayer described his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson as "sexual napalm." The singer also commented on black women, pornography, and masturbation which some people found offensive. After a flood of backlash from fans and the media, Mayer later apologized for the way he worded some of his answers.

Legal Issues (1)

1967 : Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' England home, known as "Redlands," is raided by 15 policemen who find "various substances of a suspicious nature." Richards and Mick Jagger are charged with drug offenses.

Music and Politics (1)

1989 : Tiny Tim declares his candidacy for mayor of New York City.

Recordings (6)

1912 : Billy Murray records "Alexander's Bag-Pipe Band."
1942 : Mildred Bailey, "More Than You Know"
1956 : "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins, I Put A Spell On You
1957 : The Coasters, Young Blood
1977 : The Police, "Fall Out"
1981 : Debbie Harry (Blondie) announces her plans to record a solo album.

Releases (4)

1958 : The Monotones, Book Of Love
1966 : Simon and Garfunkel, Homeward Bound
1972 : Yes, Roundabout
1975 : Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1970 : BBC's Top of the Pops broadcasts John Lennon's Instant Karma! performance clip, taped just the day before.
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