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1966 Buffalo Springfield play their first concert when they open for The Byrds in San Bernardino, California.

1966 The Beatles record "Paperback Writer" and "Rain."

1966 The Rolling Stones release Aftermath.

1965 Songwriter Linda Perry, whose compositions include "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera and "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys, is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1948 UFO frontman Phil Mogg is born in Wood Green, London.

1947 Mike Chapman is born in Queensland, Australia. After moving to England and teaming up with Nicky Chinn, he becomes a top songwriter and producer, responsible for the hits "Devil Gate Drive," "Ballroom Blitz" and "A Touch Too Much." After moving to America in 1975, his hits continue with "Kiss You All Over" and "Love Is A Battlefield."

1944 Welsh rocker Dave Edmunds is born in Cardiff, Wales.

1940 Saxophonist Clarence Satchell (of The Ohio Players) is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1939 Pop singer-songwriter Marty Wilde is born Reginald Leonard Smith in Blackheath, South London, England.

1937 Country singer-songwriter Bob Luman ("Let's Think About Living") is born in Blackjack, Texas.

1934 Pop-folk vocalist Tim Feild (of The Springfields) is born in Hascombe, Surrey, England.

1933 Country musician and Hee Haw host Roy Clark is born in Meherrin, Virginia.

1927 15 inches of rain falls on New Orleans in 18 hours, later inspiring the Randy Newman song "Louisiana 1927."

1894 Blues singer Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1861 Poet William Bliss Carman ("Soft Was The Wind") is born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Punk Icon Joey Ramone Dies

2001

Joey Ramone of the Ramones dies of lymphoma at age 49.

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