1975 Freddy Fender's "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" hits #1 in America.
1974 Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown album is certified Gold.
1971 Badfinger record "Day After Day."
1967 Big Brother & the Holding Company film a scene in the Richard Lester movie Petulia.
1965 Steve White (drummer for The Style Council) is born in Southwark, London, England.
1964 Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. is born in Harlem, New York City.
1962 Pop singer Corey Hart is born in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
1961 Chuck Berry opens the Berryland amusement park, complete with guitar-shaped swimming pool, in Wentzville, Missouri, outside of St. Louis.
1954 Vicki Sue Robinson ("Turn The Beat Around") is born in New York.
1952 Karl Bartos (of Kraftwerk) is born in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
1947 Junior Campbell (of Marmalade) is born William Campbell Jr. in Glasgow, Scotland.
1940 Augie Meyers (of the Sir Douglas Quintet) is born in San Antonio, Texas.
1938 '60s pop singer Lenny Welch is born in New York.
2014 The trustee for Randy California, leader of the band Spirit who died in 1997, sues Led Zeppelin, claiming a song California wrote called "Taurus" was stolen for the intro to "Stairway To Heaven." After a legal odyssey that includes testimony from Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin prevails in 2020.
1986 Jeff Krulik and John Heyn film the parking-lot antics of fans tailgating at a Judas Priest concert in Landover, Maryland. The result is Heavy Metal Parking Lot, a 16-minute film that captures the energy and absurdity of heavy metal culture in the '80s.More
1976 The Who set the record for "World's Loudest Rock Band" when their show in London measures 126 decibels. Concerned about hearing loss, Guinness later stops certifying the record.
1961 Jimi Hendrix enlists in the Army and is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. He signs up for three years, but is honorably discharged a little over a year later, ostensibly because he hurt his ankle in a parachute jump, but really because he is a lousy soldier, constantly thinking about or playing his guitar.
1948 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England.
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