1953 Bonnie Tyler is born Gaynor Hopkins in Skewen, Neath, Wales.
1944 Boz Scaggs is born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio.
1942 Chuck Negron (of Three Dog Night) is born in Manhattan, New York.
1940 Nancy Sinatra is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her parents are Frank Sinatra and his wife Nancy Barbato. Nancy Jr. becomes a singer like her dad, and in 1966 has a #1 hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'."
1936 Teen idol James Darren is born James William Ercolani in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He rises to fame playing Moondoggie alongside Sandra Dee's Gidget and releases a string of pop records like the 1961 hit "Goodbye Cruel World."
1929 Bliss Carman (the former William Bliss Carman), dies in New Canaan, Connecticut at age 68.
1810 Romantic era composer Robert Schumann is born in Zwickau, Germany.
Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" goes to #1 on the Country chart. Nearly two decades later, Whitney Houston's R&B version tops the Hot 100 and becomes one of the best-selling singles of all time.Read more
1996 Jars of Clay hit #37 with "Flood" - the first Top 40 hit for a Contemporary Christian band in the Alternative Rock era. Over the next few years, a steady stream of Christian Rock bands cross over, led by Creed.
1990 Two days after a federal court declares the 2 Live Crew album As Nasty As They Wanna Be legally obscene, Charles Freeman, the owner of a record store in Ft. Lauderdale, is arrested for selling the album by six Broward county sheriff's deputies who are working undercover. He is later found guilty of selling obscene material and fined $1000. Police may have motive for targeting Freeman, as he is later arrested for selling cocaine.
1977 Kanye West is born in Atlanta, Georgia. He produces tracks for Jay-Z before starting his solo career in 2004 with his album The College Dropout.
1969 The Rolling Stones fire founding member Brian Jones, whose relationship with his bandmates has deteriorated beyond repair. Brian Jones tells the press he is leaving to "play my kind of music." Less than a month later, he is found dead at his home.
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