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1989 Love Boat crooner Jack Jones is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Blvd.

1985 The all-star charity single "We Are The World" hits #1 in America, where it stays for four weeks. The song was conceived in December 1984, recorded in January 1985 and released in March. Its rise to the top of the charts is one of the fastest in history.

1980 The musical Grease closes on Broadway after a record 3,883 performances.

1979 David Lee Roth collapses on stage from exhaustion during a Van Halen tour stop in Spokane, Washington.

1979 Thin Lizzy release the album Black Rose.

1975 Latin-pop singer Lou Bega is born David Lubega to a Ugandan father and a Sicilian mother in Munich, Germany.

1975 It's the last date of Hawkwind's A Dead Singer Tour in the UK at Queensway Hall in Dunstable.

1974 "Bennie And The Jets," Elton John's song about a glam-rock goddess who wears electric boots and a mohair suit, hits #1 in America.

1974 Paul McCartney & Wings' LP Band On The Run hits #1.

1973 The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey, releases his first solo album, Daltrey.

1972 Aaron Lewis (frontman of Staind) is born in Rutland City, Vermont, but will be raised in Massachusetts.

1970 Loretta Lynn becomes the first female country artist with a gold album when Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind), featuring the chart-topping title song, is certified by the RIAA.

1970 It's the first sellout of the Montreal Forum, thanks to Led Zeppelin.

1969 Diana Ross makes her first television appearance as a solo act, performing on Dinah Shore's NBC special Like Hep.

1967 The Rolling Stones play a show in Warsaw, Poland, their first concert behind the Iron Curtain of Soviet countries.

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The Wailers Spark Up Interest In Reggae With Catch a Fire

1973

The Wailers, led by Bob Marley, release their fifth studio album, Catch a Fire. The first album on their new label, Island Records, it makes Marley and the Wailers international recording stars and brings reggae music to the forefront.

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