1999 The Kiss-produced movie Detroit Rock City, the story of fans on their way to a KISS concert, opens nationwide.
1994 Woodstock 2 - officially "Woodstock '94" - begins in Saugerties, New York, with Sheryl Crow, Todd Rundgren and Violent Femmes performing. The festival is a success, drawing a crowd of about 350,000.More
1978 After years on the road and substantial chart success, The Commodores finally get their first #1 hit with the Lionel Richie-penned ballad "Three Times a Lady," which is taken from their album Natural High. The single stays at #1 for two weeks.
2015 66-year-old Billy Joel becomes a father for the second time when his fourth wife, Alexis, gives birth to a baby girl, Della Rose.
2014 Lauren Bacall, the last living film star mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue," dies at age 89.
2008 Metallica releases "The Day That Never Comes," the lead single from their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic.
2008 The man who shot and killed John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, is denied parole for the fifth time.
1997 Blues guitarist Luther Allison dies of cancer at age 57 in Madison, Wisconsin.
1997 MTV debuts the Fleetwood Mac reunion concert The Dance, marking the first time the five had been on stage together since 1982.
1992 Composer John Cage dies of a stroke at age 79 in Manhattan, New York.
1985 Singer/actor Kyu Sakamoto dies in the Japan Airlines Flight 123 crash at age 43.
1974 Bad Company releases "Can't Get Enough."
1969 Pop/Folk singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram is born in Munster, West Germany.
1968 The New Yardbirds, later to be known as Led Zeppelin, begin their first rehearsal beneath a record store at 22 Gerrard Street in Westminster, London, performing a cover of the old Johnny Burnette & the Rock and Roll Trio number "Train Kept A-Rollin'."
1967 Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, alongside such acts as Donovan, Cream, The Small Faces, and Chicken Shack, featuring a young Christine Perfect (later known as Christine McVie).
Elvis Presley is granted the honor of a second postage stamp bearing his likeness (the first was introduced in 1993). This one features a black-and-white photograph by William Speer of Elvis in 1955 and is part of the Music Icon series that began in 2013.
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