1988 Kylie Minogue's version of "The Loco-Motion" hits #3 in the US, making the song a hit in three different versions - the 1962 Little Eva original and the 1974 Grand Funk Railroad cover are the others.
1968 Jimi Hendrix's third album, Electric Ladyland, shows the famous guitarist on the cover along with a collection of naked women. You can only get it in England - the American version is released with an alternate cover.
1966 The Monkees' self-titled debut album hits #1 in America and stays for 13 weeks.
1945 Neil Young is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is raised in the small, rural town of Omemee, Ontario, where the Youngtown Museum will be established in his honor.
2021 Britney Spears' conservatorship, in place since 2008, finally comes to an end when a judge terminates it. "Best day ever... praise the Lord," she posts on social media.
2012 The Rolling Stones release GRRR!, a hits compilation album.
2011 Blues drummer Doyle Bramhall dies of heart failure in his sleep in Alpine, Texas, at age 62. He worked with both Jimmie Vaughan (in The Chessmen) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (in The Nightcrawlers).
2010 Ne-Yo welcomes his first child, baby girl Madilyn Grace, with girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.
2010 Katy Perry launches her first fragrance, "Purr."
2008 John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell (drummer for Jimi Hendrix) dies after years of alcohol-related health problems in Portland, Oregon, at age 61.
2004 The funeral of longtime (and highly influential) British DJ John Peel is held in Suffolk, England, with attendees including Robert Plant, The White Stripes, and members of Underworld, Pulp, and The Undertones. Peel died of a heart attack on October 25.
2003 Session drummer Tony Thompson (of The Power Station and Chic) dies of kidney cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 48, two months after Power Station bandmate Robert Palmer died from a heart attack.
1999 Glam legend Gary Glitter is acquitted in England's Bristol Crown Court of sexual assault on a minor stemming from an incident with a fan in the '80s; however, that same day, Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) is sentenced to four months in jail for four counts of possessing child pornography found in 1997.
1999 Kevin Smith's fantasy comedy Dogma premieres, featuring Alanis Morissette as God. She also performs the song "Still" for the movie's soundtrack.
1998 Madonna draws the Best Female and the Best Album (Ray of Light) honors at the 1998 MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan.
1997 Rainer Ptacek, blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies nearly two years after a brain tumor diagnosis in Tucson, Arizona, at age 46.
1997 Taiwanese pop singer Chang Yu-Sheng dies 31 weeks after a car accident leaves him in a coma, at age 31.
Despite Young's previous notoriety with Buffalo Springfield, the album's reception is mixed. It fails to crack the Billboard 200 and is subsumed a few months later by the vastly better-selling Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Young isn't happy with the recording quality of the first pressing. A new, remixed version is released in November 1969, but it fails to change the public's lukewarm response.
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