1954 Rosemary Clooney's "Hey There" hits #1 in America.
1945 Onnie McIntyre (guitarist for The Average White Band) is born in Lennoxtown, Scotland.
1943 Gary Jules Alexander (of The Association) is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1936 Delta blues musician Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes is born in Longwood, Mississippi.
1934 Henry Busse records "Hot Lips."
1932 Canadian pianist Glenn Gould is born in Toronto.
1683 Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is born in Dijon, France.
The Rolling Stones start their US tour with a concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, where they play to a crowd of 90,000. The tour is sponsored by musk maker Jovan, establishing a new paradigm for corporate involvement.Read more
2017 At the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers play their last concert, as Petty dies a week later. The show is the last stop on their 40th Anniversary tour.
2008 MySpace Music launches, allowing artists to upload songs to their profiles for fans to stream for free. With 5 million artist pages, MySpace is hoping to compete with iTunes, but it's hemorrhaging users to Facebook and never makes much impact as a streaming service.
1980 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies at age 32 of asphyxiation from vomiting after a night of heavy drinking. The band decides to break up instead of replacing him.
1979 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita makes its debut on Broadway with Patti LuPone after a successful year on London's West End.More
1968 Will Smith is born and raised in West Philadelphia. On the playground is where he spends most of his days.
1967 Little-known country singer Dolly Parton makes her first appearance on The Porter Wagoner Show, singing two songs from her debut album: "Dumb Blonde" and "Something Fishy." She becomes the full-time replacement for the program's longtime singer, Norma Jean. Parton stays on the show for seven years and records string of popular duet albums with Wagoner.
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