1957 Rolf Brendel (drummer for Nena) is born in Hagen, Germany.
1954 Bo Donaldson (of Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods) is born Robert Walter Donaldson in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1951 Howard Leese (guitarist for Heart) is born in Hollywood, California.
1949 Dennis Locorriere (lead vocalist and guitarist for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in Union City, New Jersey.
1940 Bobby Freeman, known for the 1958 hit "Do You Want To Dance," is born in Northern California.
2008 R. Kelly is innocent! After a six-year legal battle, he's acquitted of all charges after less than a day of deliberations in his child pornography trial. Prosecutors had argued that a video tape mailed to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002 showed Kelly doing horrible things with a 13-year-old girl.
2005 After a five-month trial, Michael Jackson is cleared of all charges of child molestation.
1988 Paula Abdul's debut album, Forever Your Girl, is released. An accomplished cheerleader and choreographer, she proves successful as a singer as well, as the album produces four #1 hits: "Straight Up," the title track, "Cold Hearted" and "Opposites Attract."
1970 Rivers Cuomo (lead vocalist/lead guitarist for Weezer) is born in Manhattan, New York City. He is raised on an ashram (spiritual hermitage) in Pomfret, Connecticut.
1969 At a press conference in London, Mick Taylor is introduced as the new guitarist of The Rolling Stones, replacing founding member Brian Jones.
1967 Colin Hay, 14 years old, arrives in Australia with his family, who have left Scotland for better opportunity. He forms the band Men at Work, which becomes one of the most popular acts in the country.
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