1994 James Taylor appears on the "Deep Space Homer" episode of The Simpsons.
1994 Singer/actress Dinah Shore dies at age 77 of cachexia (or wasting syndrome), a complication of her ovarian cancer.
1993 Tom Waits's stripped-down, raw, nearly primeval Bone Machine wins a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Rock Album.
1991 Honky tonk entertainer Webb Pierce dies of pancreatic cancer at age 69. Known for the 1955 chart-topper "In The Jailhouse Now."
1990 Johnnie Ray, one of the most popular singers of the early '50s, dies of liver failure at age 63.
1988 At a concert in Phoenix, Alice Cooper claims he is running for governor of Arizona, representing the "Wild Party." (A special election was being held to replace Evan Mecham, who had been impeached.) Cooper's slogan: "A troubled man for troubled times."
1988 American bluesman Memphis Slim dies in Paris.
1985 David Crosby escapes from Fair Oaks Hospital in New Jersey, where he has been sentenced to drug rehab. The next day, he is caught in Greenwich Village and arrested for cocaine possession.
1975 Led Zeppelin releases Physical Graffiti.
1973 The Byrds play their final concert, in Passaic, New Jersey.
1969 Johnny Cash records Johnny Cash At San Quentin.
1969 Jimi Hendrix's Experience play their final UK concert, at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.Read more
1990 At the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, The Byrds' David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Hillman reunite for a tribute concert honoring the recently deceased Roy Orbison and raising money to support the homeless, a cause Orbison was passionate about. Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty and Bonnie Raitt are also on the bill; the concert is later broadcast as a Showtime special.
1976 The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) becomes the first album certified Platinum by the RIAA, a designation introduced in 1975.
1973 Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song" hits #1 for the first of five weeks, a longer run than any other song of 1973.
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