1959 Chrissy Amphlett (frontwoman for The Divinyls) is born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
1955 Matthias Jabs (guitarist for Scorpions) is born in Hannover, Germany.
1950 Soft rocker Chris Norman (lead singer of Smokie) is born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England.
1949 Glenn Tipton (guitarist for Judas Priest) is born in Blackheath, England.
1946 John Hall (drummer for The Equals) is born in Islington, London, England.
1944 Yes founder and frontman Jon Anderson is born in Accrington, Lancashire, England.
1944 Singer/songwriter Taffy Danoff (of Starland Vocal Band) is born Mary Catherine Nivert in Washington, D.C.
1943 Roy Lynes (keyboardist for Status Quo) is born in Redhill, Surrey, England.
1943 Benny Carter records "Poinciana."
1943 Pop singer and Mouseketeer Dick Dodd (of The Standells) is born Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. in Hermosa Beach, California.
1941 Singer/songwriter/activist Helen Reddy is born in Melbourne, Australia. In the '70s, she rises to fame in both her native country and in America, where she has three #1 hits: "I Am Woman," "Delta Dawn" and "Angie Baby."
1937 Country singer Jeanne Black is born Gloria Jeanne Black in Pomona, California. Known for the 1960 hit "He'll Have to Stay."
1926 Jazz saxophonist Jimmy "Little Bird" Heath is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1912 Country comedian and Hee Haw regular Minnie Pearl is born Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon in Centerville, Hickman County, Tennessee.
Time magazine puts Eddie Vedder on the cover with the headline "All The Rage." Both Vedder and Kurt Cobain refused to speak with the magazine for the story, but they run it anyway in an attempt to explain why young people are listening to such angry music.Read more
2017 Nashville stages a star-studded farewell concert for Kenny Rogers, who has decided to retire after a 60-year music career. A range of acts salute the singer with covers of some of his most memorable songs, with Chris Stapleton taking on "The Gambler," Lionel Richie singing "Lady," and Don Henley performing the Eagles' "Desperado," which Rogers covered. The highlight of the evening is when Rogers takes the stage with his duet partner Dolly Parton, as the two close out the night with "Islands in the Stream."More
1985 One of the first rap movies, Krush Groove, is released in American theaters. Featuring Run-DMC, New Edition and Sheila E., the film is based on the life story of Russell Simmons, co-founder of the hip-hop label Def Jam.
1977 Elton John appears on The Muppet Show, where he performs "Crocodile Rock," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." Elton is one of the inspirations for Dr. Teeth of the Muppets' house band, The Electric Mayhem.
1975 Paul Simon issues his fourth solo album, Still Crazy After All These Years. "Gone At Last," "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and the title track all reach the US Top 40, and the album hits #1, Simon's first to do so. Emancipated from Simon & Garfunkel, fans stop shouting "Where's Artie?" at his shows.
1961 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who haven't seen each other since primary school, run into each other at the Dartford train station in England - Keith is on his way to Sidcup Art College; Mick is headed to the London School of Economics. Noticing the Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry albums Mick is carrying, Keith strikes up a conversation. They later form The Rolling Stones.
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