1941 Rock and roll pioneer Ritchie Valens is born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, California.
1941 Rock and roll singer and guitarist Joe Brown is born in Swarby, Lincolnshire, England.
1935 Pop songwriter Teddy Randazzo is born in Brooklyn, New York. Known for '60s hits "Pretty Blue Eyes," "Goin' Out Of My Head," and "Hurt So Bad," among others.
1934 Hymn composer William Golden dies in a traffic accident near Eupora, Mississippi.
1914 Country singer-songwriter Johnnie Wright (Johnnie and Jack), known for the 1965 hit "Hello Vietnam," is born in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
1912 Jazz musician Gil Evans is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1911 Jazz singer Maxine Sullivan, known for her 1937 swing version of the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond," is born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania.
The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) holds a meeting in a Washington church where they foment support for their agenda: a ratings system for albums and concerts like those used for movies, and also to keep offensive album covers out of view in record stores. Their efforts lead to warning stickers on albums with offensive lyrics.Read more
1978 After eight weeks at #1, "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees is finally bumped off, replaced by Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You," another song written by the Bee Gees and also featured on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.More
1970 The Beatles documentary Let It Be makes its theatrical debut. It is the last Beatles movie.
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