1970 At the Fillmore West in San Francisco, Christine McVie plays her first gig with Fleetwood Mac. She later becomes the band's first female member, joining her husband John in the group.
1964 Rod Stewart appears on TV for the first time when his group The Hoochie Coochie Men show up on the BBC show The Beat Room.
1958 Randy DeBarge (of DeBarge) is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1951 Singer/songwriter/musician Pat MacDonald (co-founder of Timbuk3) is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
1946 Allan Holdsworth (guitarist for Soft Machine) is born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
1929 Saxophonist Mike Elliott (of The Foundations) is born in Jamaica, West Indies.
1921 Jazz/Blues musician Buddy Collette (tenor saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist) is born in Los Angeles, California. He became a founding member of Chico Hamilton's quintet.
Hamilton, a hip-hop-infused musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre six months after a sold-out Off-Broadway debut.Read more
1988 Yo! MTV Raps premieres on MTV, with Run-DMC hosting the pilot episode.
1981 Stevie Nicks releases her first solo album, Bella Donna.
1973 A devastating car accident drops Stevie Wonder down to two senses, as he temporarily loses smell and taste after the vehicle he's riding in runs into the back of a logging truck, and a log hits him in the face. He is in a coma for four days, but makes a strong recovery and returns to the studio in a few weeks.
1960 Chubby Checker performs "The Twist" for the first time on TV when he does it on Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show. The song goes to #1 and starts a huge dance craze.
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