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2017, Italian trance DJ Robert Miles dies in Ibiza, Spain, at age 47 after a short illness.
2014Michael Jackson’s second posthumous album, Xscape, is released.
2014Hunter Hayes breaks the record for most concerts performed in different cities in a single day when he plays 10 shows in 24 hours.
2013 The RIAA starts counting streaming toward its Gold and Platinum awards, with 1,500 album streams equal to one album sale (a “unit”), and 150 song streams counting for one song sale.
2013 Rocker Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from his alma mater, Wayne State University, Detroit.
2010Cyndi Lauper is the ninth contestant booted off Season 9 of The Celebrity Apprentice.
2005 The music video for Stevie Wonder’s “So What The Fuss” is issued with a descriptive audio track by Busta Rhymes for the visually-impaired.
2000Bad Religion release their 11th full-length studio album, The New America. This is the band’s final release on Atlantic Records and their final recording with drummer Bobby Schayer, who had been a member of Bad Religion since 1991. On The New America, guitarist Brett Gurewitz (who left Bad Religion in 1994, but eventually rejoined the band in the next year) co-wrote the song “Believe It” with frontman Greg Graffin.
1998Brian Wilson plays his first ever solo concert (no Beach Boys) at a show in St. Charles, Illinois.
1998 Blues musician Lester Butler dies of a heroin and cocaine overdose at age 38.
1979 Pierre Bouvier (lead singer, guitarist for Simple Plan) is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1979 Jazz singer Eddie Jefferson dies at age 60 when a dancer he once hired and fired shoots him outside of Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit.
1971Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan is born in Manchester, England.
1967 “Damita Jo Day” is held in the singer’s hometown of Austin, Texas.
1966 The Beatles record “For No One.”
1964Chuck Berry makes his UK stage debut at London’s Astoria Theatre, with The Animals, The Nashville Teens, and The Swinging Blue Jeans opening for him.
1963The Rolling Stones sign their first management contract with Andrew Loog Oldham’s management company Impact, agreeing to license their UK output to Decca.
1962 David Gahan (lead singer for Depeche Mode) is born in Epping, Essex, England.
1962 Pop singer Paul Heaton (of The Housemartins) is born in Machynlleth, Powys, Wales.
1959Wayne Newton, 16 years old, makes his Las Vegas debut at the Freemont Hotel. He quickly becomes a Vegas Star and a regular on the Strip.
1953 John “Rhino” Edwards (bass guitarist for Status Quo) is born in Chiswick, London, England.
1953 Jenny Haan (later Janita Haan Morris) is born Janita Haan at Edgware, England.
1950 Tom Petersson (bass guitarist for Cheap Trick) is born in Rockford, Illinois.
1949 Electric blues guitarist Bob Margolin is born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
1946 Las Vegas entertainer Clint Holmes, known for the 1972 hit “Playground In My Mind,” is born in Bournemouth, England.
1945 Rock guitarist and producer Steve Katz (Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Brooklyn, New York City.
1944 Don Dannemann (singer, guitarist for The Cyrkle) is born in Brooklyn, New York City. Dannemann will also become a jingle writer, penning the original 7Up “Uncola” song.
1944 Rock guitarist Richie Furay (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
1943 Rocker Bruce Milner (pianist for Every Mother’s Son) is born.
1942 ’60s pop singer-songwriter Tommy Roe is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1942.- Mike Millward (of The Fourmost) is born in Bromborough, Cheshire, England.
1941 Peter Birrell (bass guitarist for Freddie & the Dreamers) is born in Manchester, Lancashire, England.
1941 Doo-wop singer Danny Rapp (of Danny & the Juniors) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1937 R&B singer Dave Prater (of Sam & Dave) in Ocilla, Georgia.
1937 Rock and roll singer-songwriter Sonny Curtis (of Buddy Holly’s The Crickets) is born in Meadow, Texas.
1936 The front page story of Melody Maker: “B.B.C. Appoints Anti-Song Plugging Official.”
1935 Rock guitarist Nokie Edwards (of The Ventures) is born Nole Floyd Edwards in Lahoma, Oklahoma.
1914 Country singer Hank Snow is born Clarence Eugene Snow is born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1707 Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude dies.