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2009.- Algerian music star Cheb Mami (real name Ahmed Khelifati Mohammed) is sentenced by a French court to five years in prison for abducting his former girlfriend and trying to force her to have an abortion. Mami is best known in America for his collaboration with Sting on the song “Desert Rose.”
2008.- Colin Cooper (leader of Climax Blues Band) dies of cancer at age 69.
2007Boots Randolph, known for the 1968 hit “Yakety Sax,” dies of a brain hemorrhage a month after his 80th birthday.
2004 Glenn Danzig gets in a fight backstage after a Danzig show when a member of support band North Side Kings confronts him because they were bumped from the bill and didn’t play that night. Danzig pushes the guy but gets punched in the face in retaliation.
2001 Delia Derbyshire, who helped create the electronic sounds on the Doctor Who theme, dies aged 64.
2001Sum 41 release their debut single, “Fat Lip.” The song goes on to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
1996 At the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Alice in Chains play their last show with lead singer Layne Staley, who dies in 2002.
1996Cliff Richard leads the Wimbledon Centre Court crowd in singing during a rain delay. His backing singers are former tennis stars Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, Hana Mandlíková, Pam Shriver, Liz Smylie, Gigi Fernández and Conchita Martinez.
1995D’Angelo releases his debut album, Brown Sugar.
1990 Police pursue Slick Rick through the streets of New York after the rapper attempts to shoot his cousin and former bodyguard, Mark Plummer, and wounds an innocent bystander instead. Plummer had been extorting money from Rick and threatening the rapper’s family, so Rick took matters – and weapons – into his own hands. He’s charged with a host of crimes, including two counts of attempted murder, and serves five years at Rikers Island.
1986 Bono’s 26-year-old personal assistant Greg Carroll is killed in a motorcycle act while running an errand in Dublin. U2’s next album, The Joshua Tree, is dedicated to Carroll, who inspired the song “One Tree Hill.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut Strategic Sock Look
1983Red Hot Chili Peppers take the stage at the Kit Kat Club in Hollywood wearing nothing but socks – not on their feet.More
1976 Shane Lynch (of Boyzone) is born in Donaghmede, North-east Dublin, Ireland.
1976 At a show in Anaheim, California, Brian Wilson appears onstage with The Beach Boys for the first time in 12 years.
1975Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron is arrested in his hotel room and charged with cocaine possession on the opening night of a tour.
1969.- Kevin Hearn (keyboardist for Barenaked Ladies) is born in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.
1965 The Beach Boys Summer Spectacular tour stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. This date includes performances by The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, The Righteous Brothers, and of course, The Beach Boys. Also on the bill: The Kinks, who are having a miserable time in America and at war with their manager Larry Page, who flies back to England the next day.
1960 Vince Clarke (keyboardist for Erasure) is born Vincent John Martin in South Woodford, England. An early member of Depeche Mode, he wrote the group’s breakthrough hit, “Just Can’t Get Enough.”
1958 Country singer Aaron Tippin is born in Pensacola, Florida, but will be raised in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
1957 Stephen Pearcy (former frontman of Ratt) is born in San Diego, California.
1957Ray Charles’ self-titled debut album is released.
1956Elvis Presley meets Gene Vincent at Grand Central Station in New York City.
1952 Pop singer Laura Branigan (“Gloria,” “Self Control”) is born. She is raised in Armonk, New York.
1951 Mike Corby (keyboardist/lead guitarist of The Babys, which he founded) is born in Windsor, Berkshire, England.
1947 Actress/singer Betty Buckley, Tony Award-winner for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats, is born in Big Spring, Texas.
1943 Judith Durham (lead singer of The Seekers) is born Judith Mavis Cock in Essendon, Victoria, Australia.
1940 Fontella Bass, known for the 1965 soul hit “Rescue Me,” is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
1929 David Lynch (of The Platters) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
1895 Scott Joplin’s “A Picture Of Her Face” is copyrighted.
1854 Czech composer Leoš Janáček is born in Hukvaldy, Moravia.