1990 At The Central in Seattle, Mother Love Bone play their last show, as their lead singer Andrew Wood dies of a heroin overdose 10 days later. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard from the band form Pearl Jam later that year.
1987 Shad Moss, known as Lil' Bow Wow and later, Bow Wow, is born Columbus, Ohio.
1986 Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith go to Magic Ventures Studios in New York, where they record parts of their song "Walk This Way" so Run-D.M.C. can transform it into a hip-hop jam. Neither act is thrilled about the collaboration (Run-D.M.C.'s producer Rick Rubin spearheaded the effort), but the resulting track is a huge hit, revitalizing Aerosmith's career and delivering a new (mostly white) audience to the rappers.
1981 Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is born in Coral Springs, Florida.
1980 Chingy ("Right Thurr") is born Howard Bailey Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri.
1976 Keith Moon collapses onstage at the beginning of a Who concert at the Boston Garden.
1968 Robert Sledge, bass player for Ben Folds Five, is born.
1961 The Supremes first single, "I Want A Guy," is released. Despite a push from their label, Motown, it flops, as does their next several singles.
1959 Frankie Avalon's "Venus" hits #1 in America.
1958 Martin Fry of ABC is born in Stretford, Lancashire, England.
1951 Frank Rodriguez, the keyboard player who comes up with the famous riff on "96 Tears" for ? and the Mysterians, is born in Bay City, Michigan.
1949 Trevor Burton of The Move is born in Birmingham, England.
1948 R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne (lead singer of LTD) is born in Providence, Rhode Island.
2012 76-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis gets married for the seventh time, taking his caregiver, 62-year-old Judith Brown, as his bride. Brown was previously married to Lewis' cousin Rusty.
1987 U2 release their fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree. The first two singles, "With Or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," climb to #1 in America. The album becomes their first #1 in that country, and takes the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
1985 REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" hits #1 in America, where it stays for three weeks.
1970 Shortly before a show in Columbus, Georgia, James Brown replaces most of his band (including Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker), which had complained about working conditions and pay, with a young group from Cincinnati led by the brothers Bootsy and Catfish Collins. It's rough going at first, but the band eventually conforms to Brown's vision and leads him into a new era. Brown calls these guys "the new breed."
1969 Wiggen sisters Dorothy, Helen, Betty, and Rachel record Philosophy of the World as The Shaggs. Numerous music critics and historians consider it the worst album ever recorded, but years later both Frank Zappa and Kurt Cobain call it one of their favorites ever made.More
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