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1973 A model files an unsuccessful paternity suit against Mick Jagger.

1973 Country singer Gretchen Wilson is born in Pocahontas, Illinois.

1969 Colin Greenwood (bassist for Radiohead) is born in Oxford, England. Brother and future bandmate Jonny Greenwood is born two years later.

1969 Mark Decloedt (drummer for EMF) is born in Gloucester, England.

1961 Terri Nunn (lead singer of Berlin) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1959 Stef Burns, who replaces Chris Hayes as guitarist for Huey Lewis and the News, is born in Oakland, California.

1957 Scandal lead singer Patty Smyth is born in New York City.

1956 Chris Isaak is born in Stockton, California.

1955 Mick Jones (lead guitarist, vocalist of The Clash) is born in Wandsworth, London, England.

1946 Motown singer-songwriter Brenda Holloway is born in Atascadero, California.

1943 R&B/jazz musician Georgie Fame is born Clive Powell in Leigh, Lancashire, England.

1938 R&B singer Billy Davis, Jr. (of The 5th Dimension) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1909 Colonel Tom Parker, the controversial talent manager who managed Elvis Presley's career, is born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, Netherlands.

1893 Country-blues musician Big Bill Broonzy is born Lee Conley Bradley in Lake Dick, Arkansas.

1870 At the National Theatre in Munich, Wagner's opera Die Walküre is performed for the first time, introducing the famous piece "The Ride Of The Valkyries."

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Pearl Jam Hit With Cover Of '60s Song

1999

Pearl Jam score their biggest Hot 100 hit when "Last Kiss," a cover of a song from the '60s, reaches #2, held off the top spot by Jennifer Lopez' first single, "If You Had My Love."

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