1945 Lee Dorman (bass guitarist for Iron Butterfly) is born Douglas Lee Dorman in St. Louis, Missouri.
1945 Austrian composer/conductor Anton Webern is killed outside his home by a US Army soldier during the Allied occupation of Austria. The soldier, wracked with guilt, would die of alcoholism in 1955.
1941 Les Braid (bassist/keyboardist for The Swinging Blue Jeans) is born William Leslie Braid in West Derby, Liverpool, England.
1941 Signe Anderson, the original lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, is born in Seattle, Washington. She is raised in Portland, Oregon.
1940 Rock 'n Roller Jimmy Gilmer (of Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs) is born in Chicago, Illinois, but would be raised in Amarillo, Texas. Known for the 1963 hit "Sugar Shack."
1933 Pop singer Pat Barrett (of The Crew-Cuts) is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Known for the 1954 hit "Sh-Boom," a cover of the Chords' song.
1928 Jazz alto saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley is born in Tampa, Florida. Known for the 1966 hit "Mercy Mercy Mercy."
1924 Cabaret singer/pianist Bobby Short is born in Danville, Illinois.
Ford offers factory-installed 8-track tape players in its Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln models. This marks the first time 8-track players are widely available, so you can only get the tapes in auto parts stores or Ford dealers. The players have a tendency to chew up the tapes, leading to 8-track roadkill as drivers throw the tangled tapes out their windows.Read more
2014 Barbra Streisand appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing selections from her duets album with the host standing in for her various duet partners. It marks her first late-night interview since 1967, when she appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.
2007 At 17 years and one month old, Soulja Boy boy becomes the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a #1 Hot 100 hit when "Crank That" goes to the top. The record was previously held by Debbie Gibson, who was 17 years and 9 months old when "Foolish Beat" went to #1 in 1988.
2003 Johnny Cash is buried in the Cash family cemetery in Hendersonville, Tennessee, next to his wife, June Carter Cash. Among the mourners at the private ceremony: Al Gore, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow.
1998 Marilyn Manson release their third album, Mechanical Animals. Target, Walmart and some other retailers refuse to stock it because of the cover, which depicts the group's frontman in naked female form.More
1998 Brandy and Monica, who have been lighting up the chatrooms on AOL, perform their duet "The Boy Is Mine" at the MTV Video Music Awards amid rumors that the young divas have serious beef. Clearing things up, their managers issue a statement saying: "The fact is that Brandy and Monica did interviews together, had their picture taken together, had adjoining dressing rooms, sat together at the show, and held hands and prayed together prior to going on stage to perform."
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