1986 Christian singer Stacie Orrico is born in Seattle, Washington.
1981 U2 begin their first major tour of the US with two shows at a Washington, DC, club called The Bayou.
1980 The esteemed auction house Sotheby's holds their first auction of rock memorabilia. Four dollar bills signed by The Beatles are sold for $528.
1977 Pop singer Ronan Keating (of Boyzone) is born in Swords, Dublin, Ireland.
1973 The live album The Concert for Bangla Desh, taken from the Madison Square Garden benefit concert organized by George Harrison, and featuring Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, wins the Grammy for Album of the Year.
1972 Nilsson's album Nilsson Schmilsson is certified Gold.
1969 John Bigham (guitarist, keyboardist for Fishbone) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1966 Rapper Tone-Loc is born Anthony Terrell Smith in Los Angeles, California.
1953 Robyn Hitchcock is born in London, England. His father is novelist Raymond Hitchcock.
1950 Rock singer Re Styles (of The Tubes) is born Shirley Marie MacLeod.
1947 Jennifer Warnes is born in Seattle, Washington.
1941 Mike Pender (vocalist for The Searchers) is born in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
2019 Undeterred by a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's estate, HBO airs the first part of the 4-hour documentary Leaving Neverland, leveling new accusations of child abuse at Jackson 10 years after his death. In the aftermath, many distance themselves from Jackson: The Simpsons pulls his episode, and some radio stations drop him from playlists.
2008 Duffy releases her debut album, Rockferry, featuring the hit "Mercy." It sells about 9 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling album of 2008 in the UK. For her next album, Endlessly, she uses a different writing, production and marketing team, with disastrous results, as the album is a startling commercial failure with no hit singles.More
1978 Van Halen begin their first world tour, opening for Journey at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The band, which released their debut album three weeks earlier, had been playing clubs for about four years.
1973 Elton John's album Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player hits #1 in America, where it stays for two weeks.
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