2009 R&B/blues singer-songwriter Piney Brown dies at age 87.
2007 Apple Computers settles a long-standing legal battle with Apple Records, which is the label set up by The Beatles. The companies have disputed the rights of the computer maker to sell music under the Apple name.
2006 A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the video for Rhymes's "Touch It" was being filmed.
1998 Tim Kelly (guitarist Slaughter) dies in a car accident in Arizona at age 35.
1981 Joni Mitchell is inducted into Canada's Juno Hall of Fame.
1979 The Pointer Sisters' "Fire" is certified Gold.
1977 Mary MacGregor's "Torn Between Two Lovers" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1976 Elvis Presley records "For the Heart," "Hurt," and "Danny Boy."
1973 Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" is certified Gold.
1972 Paul Simon releases "Mother and Child Reunion."
Long before he is the Democratic presidential nominee, luminaries from across many genres of music (country - not so much) voice their enthusiastic support for Barack Obama.Read more
1948 Actor Christopher Guest, known as Alan Barrows of the fictional folk trio The Folksmen and Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, is born in New York City. The mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap tells us Tufnel was born in Squatney, London.
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