1952 Four days after he divorces his first wife, Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend.
1950 Graham Parker (lead singer of Graham Parker & the Rumour) is born in London, England.
1950 Sammy Kaye's "Harbor Lights" hits #1.
1949 Herman Rarebell (drummer for the Scorpions) is born in Schmelz, Germany.
1946 "Wonderful Summer" singer Robin Ward is born Jacqueline McDonnell in Hawaii but will be raised in Nebraska. Using the name Jackie Ward, she works as a session singer for commercials, TV shows, movies, and recording studios. She sings on the theme to The Partridge Family, dubs over Natalie Wood's vocals in The Great Race, and provides backup to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand.
1941 Pop singer Con Cluskey (of The Bachelors) is born in Dublin, Ireland.
1936 Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry is born in Oklahoma. He'll soon move to Los Angeles, California, where he is influenced by a vibrant jazz scene.
1926 Dorothy Collins is born Marjorie Chandler in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Broadway actress hits #16 on the pop chart with "My Boy - Flat Top" in 1955.
1909 Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer is born in Savannah, Georgia. Composed '40s hits like "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)," and "That Old Black Magic," and added lyrics to popular instrumentals like "Laura," "Midnight Sun," and "Satin Doll."
1786 German composer Carl Maria von Weber is born in Eutin, Holstein.
Nirvana records an MTV Unplugged concert in New York. The show is shot in one take - imperfections and all - and is aired one month later.Read more
2006 With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute sets across the US in one day to promote his comeback album, Kingdom Come.
2003 Acting on the sexual abuse allegations of a 12-year-old boy who had visited the home, approximately 70 members of California's Santa Barbara County sheriff's and district attorney's offices raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The singer is in Vegas filming a video at the time.
1995 The last Queen album, Made In Heaven, debuts at #1 in the UK. Most of the album was recorded shortly before lead singer Freddie Mercury's 1991 death.
1994 The Rolling Stones become the first rock act to stream a live concert on the Internet, webcasting a portion of a show from Dallas, Texas.
1987 CBS agrees to sell its record division to Sony for $2 billion, giving the Japanese electronics giant control of the Epic, Columbia and Portrait labels. Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, George Michael, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson are among the artists who fall under CBS, the world's largest record company.
1968 A group called Pogo, which includes Randy Meisner, Jim Messina and Richie Furay, debuts at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. They change their name to Poco to avoid legal action over the comic strip Pogo.
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