1936 Kenny Hodges (bass guitarist for Spanky and Our Gang) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.
1929 Arthur Wood (keyboardist for The Climax Blues Band) is born.
1924 Gordon Stoker of Elvis Presley's backing group, The Jordanaires, is born in Gleason, Tennessee.
1921 Broadway lyricist/composer Richard Adler (The Pajama Game) is born in New York City. With Frank Loesser, he writes Tony Bennett's "Rags To Riches."
1920 Jazz trumpeter Charlie Shavers, who will work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, is born in New York City.
1917 Jazz trumpeter Les Elgart is born in New Haven, Connecticut.
1902 Ray Bloch, arranger and orchestra conductor for the long-running Ed Sullivan Show, is born in Alsace-Lorraine.
After years of delays, Def Leppard's Hysteria album is released in the US.Read more
1991 Pearl Jam play the club RKCNDY in Seattle. The show is filmed and used to create their first video - for the song "Alive." The audio from the show is used in the video, as the band hates the idea of lip-syncing.More
1971 Paul McCartney puts Wings in flight, announcing the formation of his first post-Beatles band. Members are Paul, his wife Linda, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums.
1963 The Beatles play The Cavern Club in Liverpool for the last time. They played the first of their 292 shows there in 1961 when they made their debut performance.
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