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1968 Mike Patton (lead singer of Faith No More) is born in Eureka, California.

1962 Joey Dee and the Starliters' "Peppermint Twist" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.

1962 Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love" is certified gold.

1961 Margo Timmins (lead vocalist of Cowboy Junkies) is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is one of six children, including brothers Michael and Peter, who become her bandmates.

1961 Gillian Gilbert (New Order keyboardist) is born in Whalley Range, Manchester, England.

1956 21-year-old Elvis Presley releases "Heartbreak Hotel," which becomes his first #1 hit in America.

1951 Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy drummer) is born in Dublin, Ireland.

1951 Seth Justman (The J. Geils Band keyboardist) is born in Washington, D.C.

1948 Kim Gardner (of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke) is born in Dulwich, London, England.

1946 Nedra Talley (of The Ronettes) is born in New York City.

1944 Rocker Kevin Coyne is born in Derby, England.

1944 Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is born in Birmingham, England.

1944 The Siege of Leningrad ends, a harsh military operation undertaken by Germany under Hitler's command to attempt to seize the Russian city. The Decemberists would later commemorate this event with their song "When The War Came."

1931 Rudi Maugeri (of The Crew-Cuts) is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland is born Robert Calvin Brooks in Barretville, Tennessee.

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Dixie Chicks Release Wide Open Spaces

1998

The Dixie Chicks release their major-label debut, Wide Open Spaces. It's the country trio's first album with lead singer Natalie Maines.

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