1990 At the Off Ramp in Seattle, Temple of the Dog play their only show. Comprised of members of Soundgarden and what would become Pearl Jam, the group was formed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose.
1984 Pop singer Don Addrisi (of The Addrisi Brothers) dies of pancreatic cancer at age 45.
1975 Morris Albert's tearjerker "Feelings" is certified Gold. The song never rises higher than #6 on the Hot 100, but stays on the chart for an amazing eight months, driving some to madness with repeated listens.
1973 Jerry Lee Lewis's 19-year-old son, Jerry Lee Jr., is killed in a highway accident near Hernando, Mississippi. The elder Lewis had already lost his only other son, Steven Allen, in a 1962 drowning.
1971 Three Dog Night releases "An Old Fashioned Love Song."
1971 Santana's Santana III album goes to #1 in America, where it stays for five weeks. Their next #1 album doesn't come until the next millennium, when Supernatural hits the top in 2000.
1969 John Lennon purchases the island Dorinch off the Ireland coast and invites any hippie who wishes to live there.
1968 The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film premieres in New York.
1965 The Lovin' Spoonful release "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice."
1964 "Dirty" Walter Kibby (trumpeter, vocalist for Fishbone) is born in South Central Los Angeles.
1960 Sammy Davis, Jr. weds Swedish actress May Britt, one of the first public celebrity interracial marriages.
1956 The duo Buchanan and Goodman go to court over their song "Flying Saucer," which incorporates bits of other hit songs. The first use of sampling in the Rock era, the song made #3 on the Hot 100.
1956 Guitarist Aldo Nova is born Aldo Caporuscio in Montreal.
1951 Bill Gibson (drummer for Huey Lewis and the News) is born in Sacramento, California.
1949 Roger Steen (guitarist for The Tubes) is born in Pipestone, Minnesota.
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2015 The blues-rock band Eagles of Death Metal are in the midst of performing their song "Kiss the Devil" at a sold-out show at Le Bataclan in Paris, France, when the venue is attacked by terrorists armed with automatic rifles, grenades and explosive suicide vests - one of many attacks throughout the city.More
2006 After failing in their attempt at a video streaming service, Google buys YouTube, growing it into the second-most-popular website worldwide (after google.com).
2001 With the help of Gloria Estefan, Colombian-born songstress Shakira releases her first English-language album, Laundry Service. It features the Top 10 hit "Whenever, Wherever."More
1982 Men at Work's debut album Business as Usual hits #1 in America, where it stays for 15 weeks until it is dethroned by Michael Jackson's Thriller.
1976 Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night," with some French cooing by his girlfriend Britt Ekland, hits #1 in America for the first of eight weeks.More
1965 Simple as Do-Re-Mi: The Sound of Music soundtrack, featuring Julie Andrews, hits #1 in America.
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