2014 A copy of Caustic Window, an album by Richard James (aka Aphex Twin) that was abandoned after test-pressing allegedly only five copies, sells for $46,300 on eBay. The winner is Markus Persson, creator of video game Minecraft.
2010 JoJo Billingsley (backing vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of cancer at age 58.
2008 A blogger who had thought it would be a good idea to leak some finished tracks from Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy receives a visit from the FBI and a cease-and-desist letter.
2004 Doris Day receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2000 Kiss auction off $888,000 worth of costumes, instruments and tour memorabilia, including Gene Simmons' Psycho Circus tourwear (including codpiece), which goes for $32,200.
1978 Jackson Browne and Pete Seeger perform in Seabrook, New Hampshire, to protest a nuclear reactor planned for the site.
It's one of the first "no nukes" rallies where musicians get involved, and it leads to a more organized effort: Musicians United For Safe Energy (MUSE), which also involves Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor.
The Seabrook plant is built, but efforts to build more are thwarted, as opposition to nuclear power becomes more vociferous.
1973 Blues Project reunite for a concert in Central Park.
1971 Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller is released to theaters. Altman loves Leonard Cohen's work, and the soundtrack for this "anti-western" leans heavily on three songs from Songs of Leonard Cohen. On the merits of his film Brewster McCloud, which Cohen had seen and loved, Altman sold Cohen on the project and even convinced the "prince of pessimism" to create some new music for the film.
1970 Glenn Medeiros is born in Kauai, Hawaii.
1967 Jeff Cease (former guitarist for The Black Crowes) is born in Nashville, Tennessee.
1966 The Richard Carpenter Trio (with sister Karen on drums) wins a "Battle Of The Bands" at the Hollywood Bowl.
1966 The Supremes record "Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart."
1965 John Lennon's second book of drawings and nonsense rhymes, A Spaniard In The Works, is published.
1961 Curt Smith (bass guitarist, vocalist for Tears for Fears) is born in Bath, Somerset, England.
Billy Joel graduates! He finally gets his high school diploma from Hicksville High School in Long Island, New York. He didn't graduate with his class in 1967 because of a missed English credit.Read more
2016 Kanye West debuts the video for "Famous," which shows West in bed with nude likenesses of his wife Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Rihanna, and other celebrities and associates. West appears next to a likeness of Taylor Swift, who is derisively mentioned in the lyrics, "I made that bitch famous." West calls the video "a comment on fame."
2011 Beyoncé releases 4. It's her fourth album; the title also references her favorite number, as she was born on September 4 and married on April 4.
1966 The final Beatles world tour begins in Munich. Moving forward, they concentrate on studio efforts, resulting in the landmark album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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