2020 AC/DC show they still have plenty of spark as their album Power Up surges to #1 in America.
2015 After defeating heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko in a unanimous decision, Tyson Fury gets a turn on the mic and sings the Aerosmith hit "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" to his wife, who has joined him in the ring.
2008 Britney Spears releases her sixth album, Circus. It goes to #1 in America and marks a return to form for the singer, who struggled with addiction and mental health issues throughout 2007.
2001 Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Ace Frehley and Sebastian Bach play the New York Steel benefit concert to raise money for widows and children of firefighters and police officers who died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The sold-out show is held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.
2001 Aretha Franklin sues the tabloid Star magazine for $50 million over a December 2000 article titled "Aretha Franklin Drinking Herself into Grave."
1993 Jerry Edmonton (drummer for Steppenwolf) dies in a car accident in Santa Ynez, California, at age 47.
1984 Rapper Trey Songz is born Tremaine Aldon Neverson in Petersburg, Virginia.
1984 Prince releases "I Would Die 4 U," where he declares: "I'm not a woman. I'm not a man. I am something that you'll never understand." In 1993, he changes his name to a symbol incorporating the male and female signs.
1984 Don Addrisi (of the pop duo The Addrisi Brothers) dies of pancreatic cancer at age 45. Co-wrote "Never My Love," a 1967 hit for The Association.
1979 Ringo Starr's home in Los Angeles burns down.
1977 Elvis: the Musical, starring Shakin' Stevens, opens in London.
1974 Rapper Apl.de.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas) is born Allan Pineda Lindo in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He relocates to the US at age 14, where he is adopted by lawyer Joe Ben Hudgens.
1971 Blues singer Papa Lightfoot (real name: Alexander Lightfoot) dies of respiratory failure at age 47. Known for the 1969 albums Natchez Trace and Rural Blues Vol. 2.
1966 The New Vaudeville Band's "Winchester Cathedral" is certified gold.
The Dirty Dancing hit "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" goes to #1 in America as the "Swayze-lift" becomes a popular dance move.Read more
1974 John Lennon makes his last concert appearance when he joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, reciprocating for Elton's appearance on "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" and making good on a bet he lost: Elton wagered that "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" would hit #1 in the US, and when it did, Lennon owed the appearance. The pair perform that song and also do The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."
1964 The Kinks' first hit, "You Really Got Me," peaks at #7 in America.
1960 Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" a song written in 1926 that has been covered by a number of artists, hits #1 in America for the first of six weeks.
1943 Randy Newman is born in Los Angeles, California.
1929 Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. is born in Detroit, Michigan.
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