1967 Outdoor rock: California's Magic Mountain Music Festival, considered the first rock music festival, features Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and The Byrds - the crowd of 15,000 is dwarfed by the 200,000 at the Monterey Pop Festival the following weekend.
1966 Steve Marriott of Small Faces collapses while performing on the British show Ready Steady Go!, forcing the band to cancel a week of shows.
1965 Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago is born in Manila, Philippines.
1964 Jimmy Chamberlin (drummer for The Smashing Pumpkins) is born in Joliet, Illinois.
1958 Elvis Presley records "I Need Your Love Tonight," "A Big Hunk O' Love," "Ain't That Loving You, Baby?," and "A Fool Such As I."
1950 The Ames Brothers' "Sentimental Me" hits #1.
1941 Janet Vogel (soprano singer of The Skyliners) is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1941 Shirley Owens Alston of The Shirelles is born in Henderson, North Carolina.
1934 English composer Frederick Delius dies at age 72.
1910 Chicago blues singer Howlin' Wolf is born Chester Arthur Burnett in White Station, Mississippi.
In the last scene of the HBO series The Sopranos, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey plays on the jukebox while Tony Soprano sits at a diner. It cuts to black on the line, "Don't Stop."Read more
2003 The Luther Vandross album Dance With My Father is released two months after the singer suffered a debilitating stroke. The album goes to #1 in America and the title track wins the Grammy Award for Song of the Year, but Vandross dies on July 1, 2005.
1991 In his first public appearance since being released from prison in February, James Brown stars in the pay-per-view concert special James Brown: Living in America. For $19.95, viewers can see Brown perform at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles along with MC Hammer, Bell Biv DeVoe, C+C Music Factory, Kool Moe Dee and En Vogue.
1990 Members of the rap group 2 Live Crew are arrested on charges of public obscenity after performing songs from their album As Nasty As They Wanna Be in a Hollywood, Florida, nightclub. A few days earlier, a federal court ruled the album obscene, and therefore performing it is against the law. It gets even more ridiculous when a cover band performs the songs for the purpose of getting arrested, which they do. Eventually, the ruling is overturned and charges against the rappers (and cover band) are dropped.
1976 Paul McCartney and Wings set a new indoor concert attendance record of 67,100 at the newly-opened Kingdome in Seattle.
1922 Judy Garland is born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A few years later, her family moves to California and she becomes a child star, playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when she's 17.
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