30 May

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1973 George Harrison releases his second post-Beatles album, Living In The Material World. It goes to #1 in America, where the single "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" also hits the top spot. Publishing royalties from that song and others on the album go to Harrison's Material World Charitable Foundation.

1971 Patrick Dalheimer (bassist for Live) is born in York, Pennsylvania.

1970 Ray Stevens, known for novelty hits like "The Streak," hits #1 in America with "Everything Is Beautiful."

1968 Fresh from a retreat to India, The Beatles begin recording the White Album at Abbey Road Studios in London. The first song they work on is "Revolution."

1964 Country singer Wynonna Judd is born Christina Claire Ciminella in Ashland, Kentucky. She rises to fame alongside her mom, Naomi Judd, in the duo The Judds.

1964 Tom Morello (guitarist for Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) is born in Harlem, New York.

1963 Lesley Gore makes her first TV appearance, performing "It's My Party" on American Bandstand.

1960 Stephen Duffy is born in Alum Rock, Birmingham, England. A founding member of Duran Duran, he leaves the band shortly before they are signed to EMI. He later finds moderate success as a solo artist under the name Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy with the song "Kiss Me."

1958 Marie Fredriksson (half of the pop-rock duo Roxette) is born in Össjö, Sweden.

1955 Topper Headon (drummer for The Clash) is born Nicholas Bowen Headon in Bromley, Kent, England. His nickname comes from the comic Topper because he looks like the character Mickey the Monkey.

1944 Lenny Davidson (guitarist for The Dave Clark Five) is born in Enfield, Middlesex, England.

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