1952 Jerry Shirley (drummer for Humble Pie) is born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England.
1951 Phil Ehart (drummer for Kansas) is born in Coffeyville, Kansas.
1948 Vincent Furnier, who will become better known as Alice Cooper, is born in Detroit.
1944 Florence LaRue (of The 5th Dimension) is born in Plainfield, New Jersey, but grows up in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
1943 Frank Sinatra cameos in the movie Reveille with Beverly, singing "Night And Day."
1941 John Steel (original drummer for The Animals) is born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.
1937 Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra records "A Study in Brown."
1924 Louis Armstrong marries Lillian Hardin, a pianist with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, of which he is also a member. Lil encourages her husband's rising career, but the marriage falls apart, ending in a 1938 divorce.
2012 About 100 dancers participate in a Soul Train-style line dance in Times Square as a tribute to the recently deceased founder of the show, Don Cornelius.
2012 Adele becomes the first female British artist to have three #1 songs from the same album top the Billboard Hot 100 chart when "Set Fire to the Rain" hits the top spot, following "Rolling In The Deep" and "Someone Like You" from the album 21.
1983 Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters dies at age 32 of complications from anorexia.
1978 The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," which features in the opening scene of Saturday Night Fever, hits #1 in the US and stays there for four weeks.
1977 Fleetwood Mac release their landmark album Rumours. The LP sets a record for most weeks at #1 with 31, and becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time, with worldwide sales estimated at about 40 million.More
1974 The Stooges play a bar in Wayne, Michigan, where a biker gang called The Scorpions is initiating a new member by having him hurl eggs at lead singer Iggy Pop, who responds by going into the crowd to fight him.More
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