1977 Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, the bass player and drummer (respectively) of Talking Heads, get married. It sticks, and in 2002 they become the first married couple inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the band is inducted.
1976 Electric Light Orchestra's Olé ELO is certified Gold.
1976 Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma.
1976 ABBA perform for Sweden's king on the eve of his wedding.
1975 Rapper Silkk The Shocker, brother of Master P, is born Vyshonne King Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1974 Rare Earth's drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested after tossing his drumsticks into a concert crowd.
1971 Nathan Morris (of Boyz II Men) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1963 Darren "Dizzy" Reed (keyboardist of Guns N' Roses) is born in Hinsdale, Illinois.
1961 Alison Moyet is born Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet in Billericay, Essex, England.
1961 Would-be riders of the Hudson Belle break into a stampede after learning that some of them are holding fraudulent tickets. The next day, a young Bob Dylan hears about the story and writes Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues.
1944 Pop singer Sandy Posey, known for the 1966 hit "Single Girl," is born in Jasper, Alabama.
1942 Carl Radle (bass player for Derek and the Dominos) is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1942 Paul McCartney is born James Paul McCartney in Allerton, Liverpool, England.
2011 Clarence Clemons, saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, dies at age 69 after suffering a stroke. He is replaced in the band by his nephew, Jake Clemons.
2009 Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a 32-year-old woman from Minnesota, is found guilty of illegal sharing of music files via the Internet and is ordered to pay $1.92 million, $80,000 per song.More
2006 Paul McCartney turns 64. He's older, but doesn't seem to be losing his hair. McCartney started writing "When I'm 64" when he was 15.
1999 A judge dismisses a case brought against Prince in 1994 claiming he stole the idea for his symbol-shaped guitar. In the opinion, the judge writes: "Defendant may as well have had this protracted litigation in mind when he lyrically asked: 'Why do we scream at each other. This is what it sounds like. When doves cry.'"
1978 Grace Slick takes the stage with Jefferson Starship at the Lorelei Festival in Hamburg, Germany, in a state of drunkenness. After she taunts the crowd with comments about Nazis and World War II, the crowd riots, destroying much of their equipment. Slick does not return to the band until 1983.
1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" goes to #1 on the Hot 100, the group's only song to top that chart.
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