1994 Tommy Boyce (of the '60s songwriting duo Boyce and Hart) commits suicide at age 55.
1994 DNA testing clears Michael Jackson in a California paternity suit.
1993 Emerson, Lake And Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993 Metallica release their first boxed set, Live S--t: Binge & Purge, which contains live performances recorded on both their Damaged Justice tour and Wherever We May Roam tour.
1993 Guns N' Roses release The Spaghetti Incident, an album of cover songs featuring a remake of the Skyliners' 1959 hit "Since I Don't Have You." It's their fifth studio album and the last they will record for fifteen years, when they reunite and release Chinese Democracy.
1992 Roy Acuff, country singer and co-founder of the Acuff/Rose music publishing company, dies of congestive heart failure at age 89.
1990 Bad Religion release their fifth full-length studio album, Against the Grain. This is the band's last recording with drummer Pete Finestone, who left the band just prior to the recording of their next album Generator, which eventually dropped in 1992.
1979 Having retreated from the public eye after the commercial failures of her first two albums, folk singer Judee Sill dies of a drug overdose at age 35.
1979 Pink Floyd release "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)" in the UK, their first single issued in that territory since 1968. It goes to #1 a few weeks later.
1979 The Rod Stewart Special airs on NBC-TV.
1979 Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.
Fourteen years after Axl Rose started working on it, the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy is released.Read more
1998 After his concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Marilyn Manson has a backstage run-in with Spin magazine editor Craig Marks, who claims that Manson assaults and threatens to kill him.More
1992 Miley Cyrus is born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Nicknamed "Smiley," later shortened to "Miley," she is the first child of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She also has a famous godmother: Dolly Parton.
1991 Queen frontman Freddie Mercury issues a statement confirming he has AIDS and calling for help in fighting the disease. "I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me," he writes. "However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease." Mercury dies the next day.
1991 Twenty-five years after the original version of the Percy Sledge soul classic "When A Man Loves A Woman" hit #1 in America in 1966, Michael Bolton's cover tops the chart.
1970 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord," his first single as a solo artist. The spiritual tune goes to #1 in the US and UK.
1963 The first episode of Dr Who is broadcast; it features the classic electronic music theme.
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