1969 The Doors' "Touch Me" is certified gold.
1969 Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" is certified gold.
1967 The Beatles record "Only A Northern Song."
1966 Freedom Williams (of C+C Music Factory) is born Frederick Williams in Brooklyn, New York.
1965 Jr. Walker & the All Stars' "Shotgun" enters the pop and R&B charts.
1965 The Rolling Stones release their third American studio album, The Rolling Stones, Now!, including the hit "Heart Of Stone."
1961 Les Warner (drummer for The Cult) is born in London, England.
1961 Lawrence Welk's "Calcutta" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1957 Filming is completed on the UK's first rock and roll movie, Rock You Sinners.
1957 Tony Butler (bassist for Big Country) is born in Shepherd's Bush, London, England.
1956 Peter Hook (bassist for New Order) is born Peter Woodhead in Broughton, Salford, England.
1954 Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used To Do" hits #1 R&B.
1952 Ed Gagliardi (original bass player for Foreigner) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1997 Michael Jackson's first child, a son named Prince, is born. The mother is his second wife, Debbie Rowe, who later relinquishes custody.
1996 Tupac Shakur's All Eyez on Me is released. The first rap double-album on a major label, it sells over 10 million copies in the United States.
1970 Black Sabbath release their self-titled debut album, which not coincidentally, comes out on Friday the 13th. To add mystique to the band's image, new manager Patrick Meehan asks the band to stop giving interviews. The plan works, and through word of mouth, the album sell over 5,000 copies in the first week. The first single, "Evil Woman," doesn't chart, but the album reaches #8 in the UK.
1967 Dolly Parton releases her debut album, Hello, I'm Dolly, boasting the Top 20 hits "Dumb Blonde" and "Something Fishy." The album catches the attention of country veteran Porter Wagoner, who invites Dolly to appear on his popular television show, marking the beginning of a fruitful partnership.
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