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1949 David Hope (bass guitarist for Kansas) is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1945 Rock musician Kevin Godley (of 10cc) is born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England.

1944 Folk singer Judee Sill is born in Studio City, California. In 1971, she becomes the first artist to be signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records.

1942 Glenn Miller is inducted into the Army, where he forms the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band, using his talents to entertain his fellow troops with hundreds of performances and broadcasts.

1941 R&B singer Tony Silvester (of The Main Ingredient) is born Enrique Antonio Silvester in Colon, Panama. Known for the 1972 hit song "Everybody Plays the Fool."

1941 Martin Murray (rhythm guitarist for The Honeycombs) is born in London, England.

1940 Artie Shaw records "Stardust."

1939 Colin Cooper (vocalist, saxophonist and harmonica player for The Climax Blues Band) is born in Stafford, England.

1927 Jazz/pop singer Al Martino is born Jasper Cini in Philadelphia. He plays the Sinatra-like Johnny Fontane in The Godfather.

1922 Actress Martha Stewart (not to be confused with the TV personality Martha Stewart) is born Martha Haworth in Bardwell, Kentucky, but would be raised in Brooklyn, New York.

1922 Marie Lloyd dies three days after collapsing on stage at a show in Edmonton, London.

1911 Jazz drummer "Papa" Jo Jones is born Jonathan David Samuel Jones in Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1934-1948.

1911 Vaughn Monroe, big band leader, singer, and actor, is born in Akron, Ohio. His signature song was "Racing With the Moon"

1879 Songwriter Joe Hill (Joseph Hillström) is born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund at Gävle, Sweden. His labor activism during the early 20th century in America influenced his most famous songs, including "The Preacher and the Slave" in 1911.

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Rolling Stones Kick Off Most Lucrative Festival Ever

2016

The Rolling Stones play the first night of the Desert Trip festival, which also features Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who. The six-day (split over two weekends) event rakes in $160 million, making it the highest-earning music festival ever.

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