1942 Lionel Morton (lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist for The Four Pennies) is born Lionel Walmsley in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
1941 Folk rocker David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1941 Country singer Connie Smith, known for the 1964 hit "Once A Day," is born Constance June Meador in Elkhart, Indiana.
1940 Dash Crofts (of Seals and Crofts) is born Darrell Crofts in Cisco, Texas.
1926 Jazz singer/pianist Buddy Greco is born Armando Greco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recorded a popular cover of "The Lady Is a Tramp."
1924 Lyricist Lee Adams is born in Mansfield, Ohio. Known for his work with composer Charles Strouse, particularly Bye Bye Birdie.
1837 German composers Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck become secretly engaged.
Three years after their duet "The Girl Is Mine," Paul McCartney advises Michael Jackson to invest in publishing. Jackson makes a winning bid of $47.5 million for the rights to over 250 Lennon-McCartney Beatles songs owned by ATV publishing, which turns out to be a great investment, but kills their friendship.Read more
2002 Guns N' Roses kick off their Chinese Democracy world tour with a show in Hong Kong. The album they are touring behind doesn't show up for another six years.
1994 Bob Dylan, who refused an invitation to the original 1969 festival, performs on the last day of Woodstock '94, singing "It Ain't Me Babe," "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," "Masters Of War," "Just Like A Woman," and "Highway 61 Revisited" on the main North Stage. Over on the South Stage, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong wallops fistfuls of mud at fans and incites an all-out mudfight. Bassist Mike Dirnt gets his front teeth knocked out by a security guard in the chaos.
1988 John Mellencamp becomes a grandfather at age 37 when his 18-year-old daughter Michelle gives birth to a little girl named Elexis.
1965 Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.
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