1953 Eric Faulkner (guitarist for Bay City Rollers) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1952 Brent Mydland (fourth keyboardist for Grateful Dead) is born in Munich, Germany. He is raised in San Francisco, and Antioch, California.
1946 Trumpeter Lee Loughnane (of Chicago) is born in Elmwood Park, Illinois.
1945 Kathy Young (Kathy Young and the Innocents) is born in Santa Ana, California. She would become a '60s teen pop star with her cover of "A Thousand Stars."
1943 Ron Elliott (lead guitarist for The Beau Brummels) is born in Healdsburg, California.
1942 Rock and blues guitarist Elvin Bishop is born in Glendale, California, but grows up on a farm in Elliott, Iowa.
1941 Steve Cropper (guitarist for Booker T & The MGs) is born in Dora, Missouri.
1940 Manfred Mann is born Manfred Sepse Lubowitz in Johannesburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa.
1940 Doo-wopper Jimmy Beaumont (of The Skyliners) is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1938 Jan Savitt records "Quaker City Jazz."
1917 Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina.
1908 The first two-sided vinyl record (!) was offered for sale by the Columbia label in an ad running in this week's Saturday Evening Post.
Madonna's book Sex is released. Everything about it is shocking: the $50 price, the Mylar wrapping, the metal covers, and especially the images inside.Read more
1995 Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon dies of a drug overdose at age 28.
1977 Meat Loaf releases the landmark album Bat Out Of Hell. Written by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren, it's one of the most popular albums of the '70s, eventually selling over 14 million copies in America.
1958 At Pythian Temple studios in New York City, Buddy Holly does what will be his last studio session, recording the tracks "True Love Ways," "It Doesn't Matter Any More," "Moondreams" and "Raining In My Heart."
1957 "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley goes to #1 in America. A couple weeks later, Presley plays a convict-turned-singing sensation in the movie of the same name.
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