1942 Marty Balin (vocalist for Jefferson Airplane/Starship) is born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1941 Joe Terranova (baritone/bass singer of Danny & the Juniors) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1936 German jazz pianist Horst Jankowski is born in Berlin.
1921 Jazz pianist Bernie Leighton is born in West Haven, Connecticut.
1917 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band records "The Darktown Strutters' Ball."
1911 Jazz trumpeter Roy Eldridge is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Beatles stage their famous rooftop concert on the roof of Apple Records in London. After performing a few songs, including "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down," the police shut them down as a large crowd gathers. It is The Beatles' last public performance.Read more
2016 David Bowie's Blackstar album hits #1 in America, 20 days after his death. It's Bowie's first #1 album in the States.
1973 Kiss play their first concert, performing at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York. They wear makeup onstage, but not the look they become known for.
1972 British soldiers open fire on 26 unarmed civilians during a peaceful protest march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in 14 deaths. The incident inspires Paul McCartney to write "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" (Wings' debut single) and gives rise to the U2 song "Sunday Bloody Sunday."
1958 Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" enters the UK chart at #1, the first single ever to do so.
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