1946 Eddie Brigati (singer/tambourine player for The Young Rascals) is born in Garfield, New Jersey.
1945 Guitarist Leslie West (of Mountain) is born Leslie Weinstein in New York City.
1942 Rock singer Bobby Fuller, known for his hit "I Fought The Law" with his group The Bobby Fuller Four, is born in Baytown, Texas, but raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1942 Pop singer and Mouseketeer Annette Funicello is born in Utica, New York.
1925 Singer-songwriter Dory Previn is born Dorothy Langan in New Jersey. She writes the lyrics to many movie song compositions from her second husband, André Previn.
1854 James Bland is born in Flushing, New York. While minstrel shows in the US were dominated by men in blackface, the African American artist would surpass them as "The World's Greatest Minstrel Man."
1832 Conductor and composer Leopold Damrosch is born in Posen, King of Prussia. The violinist would earn a PhD in medicine to appease his parents before turning his focus completely to music.
Bob Seger releases Night Moves, his first studio album to make an impact outside of Michigan.Read more
2008 Guns N' Roses release their first new material since 1999 when the title track of their new album Chinese Democracy is issued as a single. The band - with Axl Rose as the only original member - first performed the song in 2001.
1966 The Supremes become the first girl group with a #1 album in the US when The Supremes A' Go-Go bumps The Beatles' Revolver from the top spot.
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