1966 The Rolling Stones release Aftermath.
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.
2012 A virtual Tupac Shakur performs at the Coachella festival, rapping "Hail Mary" and "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" before disappearing in a flash. Often reported as a hologram, the technology used to bring Tupac to life is later revealed to be a system of mirrors, glass and computer animation.
1972 Billy Joel plays a concert at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia which is broadcast by the local radio station WMMR. After the show, the station puts his performance of "Captain Jack" in rotation, and Joel builds a following. This leads to a contract with Columbia Records, which releases Joel's breakthrough album, Piano Man, in 1973.
1971 The Beatles win their only Oscar, taking Best Original Song Score for their movie Let It Be.
1964 Ringo Starr famously tells the other Beatles after a long day of filming their first movie, that it's been "a hard day's night." John Lennon turns the phrase into a song, and the movie title is changed from Beatlemania! to A Hard Day's Night.
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