1959 Paul Anka's "Lonely Boy" hits #1 for the first of four weeks.
1959 The movie Hound Dog Man, starring Fabian and Dodie Stevens, goes into production.
1954 Country singer Louise Mandrell is born Thelma Louise Mandrell in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the younger sister of fellow singer Barbara Mandrell.
1951 Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg dies at age 76.
1942 Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1942 Stephen Bladd (drummer for The J. Geils Band) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1942 Doo wop singer Jay Uzzell (of The Corsairs) is born in La Grange, North Carolina.
1939 Frank Sinatra releases "Melancholy Mood" and "From The Bottom Of My Heart."
1935 Latin jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo (of Santana) is born in Pittsburg, California.
1897 A US patent is granted to inventor Guglielmo Marconi for the radio.
The Live Aid concerts take place in Philadelphia and London to raise money for the hungry in Africa. The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, Queen, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan all take part.Read more
2013 Glee star Cory Monteith is found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after accidentally ingesting a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol. The 31-year-old actor played Finn Hudson on the popular FOX musical series.
1973 Queen release their self-titled debut album.
1968 Steppenwolf releases "Born To Be Wild."
1968 Black Sabbath play their first live gig.
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