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1986 Judas Priest kick off their Fuel For Life tour with a show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It's the first time lead singer Rob Halford, who went to rehab in January, has ever performed sober with the band.

1985 Pop singer-songwriter Lily Allen is born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1977 Eric Clapton records "Wonderful Tonight."

1974 Stevie Wonder wins four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Innervisions.

1973 Actress and jazz vocalist June Hutton (of The Stardusters) dies in Encino, Los Angeles, California, at age 52.

1972 Bruce Springsteen auditions for Columbia Records' John Hammond, who is the guy that signed Bob Dylan. The planned 15-minute session runs 2 hours, and the next day, Bruce records a 14-song demo. He signs with the label five weeks later.

1965 The Rolling Stones make their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, performing four songs, including "The Last Time" and "Little Red Rooster."

1964 The Beatles Second Album, a collection of B-sides and sundry tracks yet to find a home in the States, goes to #1 in America, replacing their first album, Meet the Beatles!More

1960 Ray Peterson records "Tell Laura I Love Her."

1960 Production begins on Elvis Presley's first post-Army movie, G.I. Blues.

1960 Dick Clark testifies before Congress on the matter of payola.More

1960 Ben E. King leaves The Drifters and signs a solo contract with Atco Records.

1954 Prescott Niles (bassist for The Knack) is born in New York City.

1951 John Glascock (bassist for Jethro Tull) is born in Islington, Greater London, England.

1951 Jo Callis (keyboardist, guitarist for The Human League) is born John William Callis in Rotherham, England.

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Austin Powers Emerges With Quincy Jones Theme Song


The James Bond spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery hits theaters. The theme is "Soul Bossa Nova," a song by Quincy Jones from 1962 - the same year the first Bond movie appeared. Yeah baby!

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