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.
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.
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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2017 Bob Seger's Greatest Hits album, released in 1994, is certified Diamond for sales of 10 million copies. His music was kept off streaming services until 2017, which helped boost sales, at least half of which came after 2002.
1997 Yanni becomes the first Western artist in modern times to perform at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Despite strict regulations (including a 40-decibel sound limit), the show is a success as the Chinese welcome the Greek musician.
1992 Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell, a singer known for her song "What I Am," at a small ceremony in Montauk, Long Island. Simon, who was previously married to Carrie Fisher, is 26 years older than Brickell.
1989 Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) appears on a British TV show called Hypotheticals, where he addresses the fatwa issued against the author Salman Rushdie. Islam seems to support the fatwa - when asked if he would attend a protest where a Rushdie effigy is burned, he replies, "I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing."More
1966 Dolly Parton marries Carl Thomas Dean, the owner of a Nashville asphalt road-paving business. The long-lasting pair celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2016.
1964 The Beatles hit #1 in America with "Love Me Do," a song John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote as teenagers.
1909 Benny Goodman is born in Chicago. At just 12 years old, he begins performing professionally as a clarinetist; by 14, he joins a musicians union. He records his first solo in 1926 and by 1934 he is the leader of a 12-piece big band.
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