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1969 Blind Faith, a supergroup featuring Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, play their first show: a free concert at Hyde Park in London.More

1967 Guitarist Dave Navarro, who does time in Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers and several other bands, is born in Santa Monica, California.

1967 An article appears in the Daily Mirror describing a mean man named John Mustard, giving John Lennon the idea for the Beatles song "Mean Mr. Mustard."

1966 Eric Kretz (drummer for Stone Temple Pilots) is born in San Jose, California.

1964 John "Ecstacy" Fletcher (co-vocalist for Whodini) is born.

1963 The Rolling Stones make their British TV debut on Thank Your Lucky Stars.

1963 The Rolling Stones release their first single, a cover of "Come On" by Chuck Berry.

1958 The movie High School Confidential, featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, opens.

1955 Joey Scarbury is born in Ontario, California. Known for the 1981 hit "Believe It or Not," the theme from the popular TV series The Greatest American Hero.

1953 South African musician Johnny Clegg (of Johnny Clegg & Juluka) is born in Bacup, Lancashire, England. He moves to South Africa at six years old.

1946 Man guitarist Micky Jones is born Charles Michael Jones in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

1944 Country rocker Clarence White (guitarist for The Byrds) is born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc in Lewiston, Maine.

1940 Tom Jones is born Thomas John Woodward in the village of Treforest in Glamorgan, Wales.

1911 Ragtime performers Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan record Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band," which will hold the top spot for 10 weeks.

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Prince Changes Name To Unpronounceable Symbol

1993

On his 35th birthday, Prince changes his name to an unpronounceable symbol, making him, literally, an icon.

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