1950 Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash is born in London.
1949 Eddie Hardin of The Spencer Davis Group is born in London.
1949 John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen" hits #1 on the R&B chart.
1948 Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is born in Birmingham, England.
1943 Lou Christie ("Lightnin' Strikes") is born in Pennsylvania.
1940 Bobby Rogers of The Miracles is born in Detroit.
1935 Bob Engemann of The Lettermen is born in Highland Park, Michigan.
1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking. The coroner's report lists "acute alcohol poisoning" as the cause of death, classified under "death by misadventure."Read more
1996 During Michael Jackson's performance of "Earth Song" at the 1996 BRIT Awards, Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp jumps on stage and makes demeaning gestures toward Jackson. Cocker says he did it because Jackson was "pretending to be Jesus."More
1995 Baywatch's Pamela Anderson marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on a Cancun beach. The bride wears a white bikini.
1987 At the Palomino Club in Hollywood, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison are in the audience for a Taj Mahal concert. When Taj calls them onstage, Dylan goads Fogerty into playing "Proud Mary" by saying that if he doesn't, everyone will think it's a Tina Turner song.More
1940 Smokey Robinson is born William Robinson Jr. in Detroit. Nicknamed "Smokey Joe" by his uncle, he fronts the Motown group The Miracles and is a top songwriter and producer for the label.
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