1986 "No One Is To Blame" by Howard Jones is released in the US. It goes on to become Jones' biggest-selling single in the US, peaking at #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #4 on the Hot 100.
1984 Toby Keith marries Tricia Lucus. The country star first laid eyes on his future wife at an Oklahoma nightclub in 1981.
1975 Paul McCartney throws a party on the Queen Mary to celebrate the release of the Wings album Venus And Mars. Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell are among the guests; their conversation about painting leads to Dylan's song "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" and Mitchell's "Paprika Plains."
1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd follow up Second Helping with their third album, Nuthin' Fancy.
1975 Rush are named Most Promising Group at the Juno Awards. They fulfill that promise, winning Group Of The Year in 1978 and 1979.
1974 Chad Butler (drummer for Switchfoot) is born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1973 With Soul Train gaining in popularity, Dick Clark Productions airs a competing show called Soul Unlimited, which lasts just one episode as it caves to pressure from black leaders. Gladys Knight and Rufus Thomas are the guests.
1970 Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) is born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.
1970 P.A. Pasemaster Mase (of De La Soul) is born Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. in Brooklyn, New York.
1965 Freddie & the Dreamers release "Do The Freddie."
1964 Steve "Zetro" Souza (of Exodus) is born in the US.
1960 Nena is born in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.
1958 Perry Como appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
Elvis Presley goes to the Memphis Draft Board and enters the United States Army.Read more
2008 Britney Spears makes the first of two appearances on How I Met Your Mother, playing a receptionist smitten with Josh Radnor's character, Ted.
2000 Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced three months before releasing their second album, De Stijl. Despite the split, their musical partnership continues until 2011.
1979 Disco is still going strong as the Bee Gees' "Tragedy" hits #1 in the US.
1973 A fan shouting "Leather!" jumps on stage and bites Lou Reed in the butt during a concert in Buffalo. The fan is ejected and Reed is left with a sore posterior.
1972 The Godfather opens in theaters. Musically significant because the character Johnny Fontane is supposedly based on Frank Sinatra, and because "Godfather of..." becomes a common musical honorific.More
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