1995 Michael Jackson's ninth album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, is released. MTV becomes "MJTV" for a week to celebrate.
1972 The Tallahatchee Bridge in Money, Mississippi, made famous in Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe," collapses (it is later rebuilt).
2014 The BBC screens the documentary Billy Joel: The Bridge To Russia about his 1987 tour in the Soviet Union.
2012 The film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter sees its theatrical release in the United States, notable in the music world for having "Powerless" by Linkin Park playing over the end credits.
2006 Billy Preston's funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little Richard, Andrae Crouch, Della Reese, The Temptations' Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit "You Are So Beautiful."More
2004 Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2003 For his 54th birthday, Lionel Richie receives a special gift: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to Richie, the star's location on Hollywood Blvd. isn't far from the Holiday Inn where The Commodores stayed on their first trip to LA while recording their debut album.
2001 The Cult return with their seventh studio album, and first new recording in seven years, Beyond Good and Evil.
1997 Lawrence Payton (tenor vocalist of The Four Tops) dies of liver cancer in Southfield, Michigan, at age 59.
1988 Saxon release their Destiny album on the EMI label.
1981 Gary U.S. Bonds, last seen on the Hot 100 in 1962, reaches #11 with "This Little Girl," written for him by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen.
1978 Foreigner releases Double Vision.
1975 Neil Young releases his 6th studio album, Tonight's the Night. A raw outpouring of emotion inspired by the drug-related deaths of Young's friends, it's initially considered too rough for mainstream release but ends up being one of the iconic albums of the decade.
1971 Twiggy Ramirez (guitarist, bassist for Marilyn Manson) is born Jeordie White in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, but will be raised in Coral Springs, Florida.
Screaming Lord Sutch, wearing a leotard and buffalo horns, rides through Romford, England on a white horse to promote an upcoming festival appearance.
The stunt earns Sutch the front page of the Havering Express And Romford Times, with the headline, "Sutch screams into town."
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