1983 Alabama wins a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Mountain Music."
1979 Dire Straits begin their first North American tour with a show at the Paradise Theater in Boston.
1978 The Police sign with A&M Records.
1973 Lars-Olof Johansson of The Cardigans is born in Sweden.
1970 Ringo Starr guests on Laugh In, making his first solo TV appearance.
1970 The Doors' Morrison Hotel is certified as the band's fifth consecutive Gold album.
1964 For the third week in a row, The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1962 Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton is born San Francisco.
1955 Howard Jones is born in Southampton, England.
1952 Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford is born in Winchester, Massachusetts.
1948 Sweet bass player Steve Priest is born in Middlesex, England.
1946 Poco steel guitar player Rusty Young is born in Long Beach, California.
1944 Johnny Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas.
1934 English composer Sir Edward Elgar dies of colorectal cancer aged 76.
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2003 Norah Jones wins all five Grammy Awards she is nominated for, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Don't Know Why." Also at the ceremony, Simon & Garfunkel get a Lifetime Achievement Award and sing together for the first time in 10 years.
1999 TLC's third album, FanMail, is released. It's a huge seller thanks to the tracks "No Scrubs" and "Unpretty," but causes friction among the trio, as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes feels she's being cast aside.More
1997 During a show at the The London Astoria, Tool's lead singer Maynard James Keenan - an army veteran and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner - floors a fan who comes onstage and keeps him in a choke hold. He continues to sing "Pushit" while detaining the fan.More
1974 Aretha Franklin becomes the first artist to have songs peak at each of the first 10 spots on the Hot 100 when "Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" fills in the gap at #3.
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