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In Music History

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2014 Bobby Keys, whose saxophone can be heard on Rolling Stones tracks "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" and "Tumbling Dice," dies at age 70.

2013 Reggae star Junior Murvin dies at age 67.

2011 Police in Arkansas find the country singer Mindy McCready hiding in a closet two days after she kidnapped her 5-year-old son from her mother, who was living with the child in Florida. McCready, who did not have custody of her son, was seven months pregnant with twins at the time.

2011 Soul singer Howard Tate, original performer of the Janis Joplin hit "Get It While You Can," dies at age 72 from complications of multiple myeloma and leukemia.

2009 Scottish singer-songwriter Eric Woolfson (of The Alan Parsons Project) dies of kidney cancer at age 64.

2008 Odetta Holmes, known by the mononym Odetta, dies of heart disease at age 77. The blues singer was often called "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement."

2006 Glam rocker Dave Mount (drummer for Mud) dies at age 59.

2002 Richard Dangle, lead guitarist of the Fabulous Wailers, dies.

1998 Rapper Juice WRLD, known for his hit "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)," is born in Chicago.

1991 The US Supreme Court rules that The Shirelles, Gene Pitney and B.J. Thomas are owed $1.2 million in unpaid royalties.

1991 Morten Harket accepts a BMI Award in London on behalf of his band a-ha for achieving one million radio plays of their hit "Take On Me" in America.

1986 Jerry Lee Lewis checks into the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction to painkillers.

1986 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born musician and I Love Lucy star, dies of lung cancer at age 69.

1983 Jana Kramer is born in Michigan. She stars in the TV series One Tree Hill before launching a career as a country singer.

1982 Folk singer-songwriter David Blue, writer of the Eagles' "Outlaw Man," dies of a heart attack at age 41 while jogging in New York City.

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"Thriller" Video Debuts On MTV


Michael Jackson's 14-minute "Thriller" video debuts on MTV. Directed by John Landis, the short film shows Michael Jackson turning into a werewolf and leading a dance routine with various undead creatures.

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