1948 Jimmie Fadden (guitarist, drummer for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is born in Long Beach, California.
1945 Guitarist Robin Trower is born in London.
1942 Gary Walker, drummer of The Walker Brothers, is born Gary Leeds in Glendale, California.
1942 Experimental musician John Cale (of Velvet Underground) is born in Wales.
1942 Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders is born in Eugene, Oregon.
1936 Country singer Mickey Gilley is born in Mississippi.
1933 R&B Singer Lloyd Price is born in Kenner, Louisiana.
1932 Jazz singer Keely Smith is born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia.
1910 Composer Samuel Barber is born in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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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