1966 Ana Voog (lead singer of The Blue Up) is born Rachel Olson in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1963 After a Beatles performance at Royal Albert Hall in London for the radio show Swingin' Sound '63, Paul McCartney meets the actress Jane Asher. They become one of the most popular couples in England and get engaged, but they never marry and split up in 1968. This relationship inspires several Beatles songs, including "All My Loving" and "I'm Looking Through You."
1963 Bobby Bare records "Detroit City."
1960 Bobby Rydell appears as "The Singing Delinquent" on an episode of the TV series Make Room For Daddy.
1958 Les Pattinson (bass guitarist for Echo & the Bunnymen) is born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England.
1957 Second Lt. Buddy Knox is called up for six months active duty by the US Army Reserves.
1946 Skip Spence (of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane) is born Alexander Lee Spence in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
1946 Actress and singer Hayley Mills is born in London, England, to English actors John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell. She joins older sister Juliet Mills.
1946 Lennie Baker (saxophonist for Sha Na Na) is born in Whitman, Massachusetts.
1943 Drummer Clyde Stubblefield, who plays on many of James Brown's recordings, is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When hip-hop emerges in the '80s and '90s, many of the tracks sample his drums, such as "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" and "Cold Sweat."
1940 Mike Vickers (of Manfred Mann) is born in Southampton, Hampshire, England.
1939 Pianist Glen Hardin is born in Wellington, Texas. In addition to playing with Buddy Holly's band The Crickets, Hardin will record with artists such as Elvis Presley, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, and Rick Nelson.
1938 Jazz pianist Hal Galper - known for his work with Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Anita O'Day, and Joe Williams - is born in Salem, Massachusetts.
1924 Blues musician Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown is born in Vinton, Louisiana.
Aretha Franklin and George Michael's duet "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" hits #1 in the US, returning Franklin to the top spot for the first time since "Respect" in 1967. The feat breaks the record for the longest span between #1 hits.Read more
2013 Public Enemy become the fourth hip-hop act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (the others that preceded PE into the Hall were Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Run-DMC, and the Beastie Boys). Other 2013 inductees are Rush, Heart (which reunites their original lineup), Albert King, Donna Summer, and Randy Newman.
2012 Pop music impresario and American Bandstand host Dick Clark dies of a heart attack at age 82. Many artists got a huge boost after appearing on Bandstand, which he hosted from 1956 to 1989.
1988 Legendary Motown songwriters Holland/Dozier/Holland are inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
1987 MTV finally acknowledges the existence of heavy metal with the debut of Headbangers Ball, a weekly show dedicated to the genre.
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