1975 Tyrone Davis' "Turning Point" enters the R&B charts.
1971 Deep Purple record the track to "Smoke On The Water" at a Montreux nightclub called the Pavilion, where they've been relocated after the Montreux Casino, where they planned to record, burned down. They get kicked out the next day because of noise complaints and complete the Machine Head album at their hotel, using the Rolling Stones' mobile unit to record.
1970 Ulf Ekberg (of Ace Of Base) is born in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1970 The Rolling Stones' tour documentary Gimme Shelter, featuring footage of the infamous Altamont concert, opens in New York City.
1969 Cab Calloway stars in NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of The Littlest Angel.
1968 President Richard Nixon sends out 66,000 signed letters to potential administrative office holders, including Elvis Presley.
1968 The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet.
1966 No longer touring, The Beatles hunker down on their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. With "Strawberry Fields Forever" in the can, they start work on "When I'm 64," a song they started playing live in rough form years earlier.
1965 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles release "Going To A Go-Go."
1962 Ben Watt (of the alt rock duo Everything but the Girl) is born in Marylebone, London, England.
2004 Mötley Crüe announce their "reunion/farewell tour," with drummer Tommy Lee returning to the fold after a 5-year absence. It is not their farewell: They tour every year until 2015, when they finally call it quits.
1995 Coolio wins Single Of The Year for "Gangsta's Paradise" at the Billboard Music Awards. When he performs the song at the ceremony, he is joined by Stevie Wonder, whose "Pastime Paradise" is the basis for Coolio's track.
1988 Roy Orbison, in the midst of a career resurgence thanks to his supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, dies of heart failure at age 52. His album Mystery Girl, completed at the time of his death, is released in January 1989.
1977 Jackson Browne releases Running On Empty, a live album compiled from performances at various stops on his summer tour. Live albums typically rely on songs that have already been released, but this one features all new songs, the first major rock album to do so.
1975 Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years album hits #1 in America, his first solo album to top the chart.
1969 The Rolling Stones headline the Altamont concert at a speedway in California. It's a free event with Jefferson Airplane and Santana also on the bill, but it turns violent when the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, who are hired as security, kill a crowd member. The concert is documented in The Stones movie Gimme Shelter.More
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