1950 Agnetha Faltskog (of ABBA) is born in Jönköping, Småland, Sweden.
1944 R&B singer Nicholas Caldwell (of The Whispers) is born in San Francisco, California.
1942 Allan Clarke (original lead singer of The Hollies) is born Harold Allan Clarke in Salford, Lancashire, England.
1941 Folk musician Dave Swarbick (of Fairport Convention) is born in New Malden, England.
1939 R&B singer Ronnie White (of The Miracles) is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1939 Pop singer-songwriter Crispian St. Peters is born Robin Peter Smith in Swanley, Kent, England.
1934 Jazz tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1932 R&B singer Billy Bland, known for the '60s hits "Let the Little Girl Dance" and "Harmony," is born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
1929 English record producer Joe Meek, famous for writing and producing the Tornados' instrumental hit "Telstar," is born Robert George Meek in Newent, Gloucestershire, England.
1928 R&B singer Tony Williams (of The Platters) is born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
1926 Jazz drummer Stan Levey is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1922 Actress and singer Gale Storm, star of the '50s TV shows My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show, is born Josephine Owaissa Cottle in Bloomington, Texas.
With tensions high the night after Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, James Brown goes ahead with his concert at the Boston Garden, agreeing to televise the show to help keep calm in the city.Read more
2008 Leona Lewis hits #1 in the US with "Bleeding Love." It's the first American hit for Lewis, who won the UK version of The X Factor in 2006.
2002 Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley dies after overdosing on heroin and cocaine. The 34-year-old singer had fallen into addiction and lost most contact with the outside world. His body isn't discovered until two weeks later, when police enter his apartment on April 19 after friends and associates report him missing.
1994 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana kills himself with a shotgun at age 27. His body isn't discovered until three days later when an electrician enters to install an alarm.
1964 The Beatles film the famous opening scene from their first movie, A Hard Day's Night, running away from several rabid female fans at London's Marylebone train station.
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