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2016.- Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B of the Spice Girls announce that they are forming a new group called GEM, which is what you want. What you really, really want.
2011.- Troubadours: The Rise Of The Singer-Songwriter is screened by the BBC.
2003 A tooth from the mouth of Elvis Presley, once the property of former girlfriend Linda Thompson, goes up for auction on eBay. Along with a lock of his hair and a gold record, it fetches over $100,000.
2002Michael Jackson unleashes a sudden tirade on the music industry, accusing several music execs of racism and calling Sony head Tommy Mottola in particular “very, very, very devilish.”
2000 “The Real Slim Shady” debuts at #1 in the UK, giving Eminem his first chart-topper on the Singles chart. He doens’t reach #1 in America until two years later with “Lose Yourself.”
1998Roy Orbison’s estate files a suit seeking $12 million in unpaid royalties from Sony, owners of the star’s famous Monument label recordings.
1998 The Smithsonian and Library of Congress agree to house the music and film archives of Frank Sinatra.
1992Garth Brooks and wife Sandy welcome their first child, daughter Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks.
1978The Clash’s Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon are arrested on drunk and disorderly charges following a concert at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland.
1974David Bowie releases David Live, recorded at Tower Theater in Philadelphia. It is Bowie’s first official live album.
1973 Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” hits #1.
1971 A mini-riot during a Mott The Hoople concert prompts London’s Royal Albert Hall to temporarily ban rock groups from the venue.
1970Beck is born Bek David Campbell in Los Angeles, California. He adopts the surname Hansen from his mom, former Andy Warhol protege Bibbe Hansen.
1969 Singer/actress Marianne Faithfull, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, attempts suicide with barbiturates while on the set of the film Ned Kelly (also starring Mick). She is dropped from the cast of the movie, eventually recovers, and when awaking from her coma, tells friends that “wild horses couldn’t drag me away.” The Rolling Stones song “Wild Horses” is built around that phrase.
1969 The Beatles release “Here Comes The Sun.”
1968.- The Beatles release “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.”
1967 In Jacksonville, Jimi Hendrix opens for The Monkees, which is a musical train wreck. Hendrix plays 7 more shows with the pop stars before leaving the tour.
1965The Dave Clark Five’s first movie, Having A Wild Weekend, opens in London. (For American audiences, it’s entitled Catch Us If You Can, after their hit of the same name.)
1962Joan Osborne is born in Anchorage, Kentucky.
1961Toby Keith is born Toby Keith Covel in Clinton, Oklahoma.
1961Depeche Mode founder Andy Fletcher is born in Nottingham, England.
1958 The RIAA awards its first ever gold record for an LP – for the soundtrack to the film Oklahoma! (“Gold” albums at that time represented one million dollars in sales.)
1957 Elvis Presley’s “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” hits #1.
1957 Elvis Presley’s “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” b/w “Loving You” hits #1 for the first of seven weeks.
1950 Nat “King” Cole’s “Mona Lisa” hits #1.
1946 Ava Gardner divorces bandleader Artie Shaw after one year of marriage. Her next husband is Frank Sinatra.
1944 Jai Johanny Johanson (drummer for The Allman Brothers Band) is born Johnny Lee Johnson in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
1935Steve Lawrence is born Sidney Liebowitz in Brooklyn, New York City.
1930 Italian American singer Jerry Vale is born Genaro Louis Vitaliano in the Bronx, New York City.
1914 Swing era bandleader Billy Eckstine is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Known for his 1948 rendition of “I Apologize.”
1908.- Louis Jordan is born in Brinkley, Arkansas.
1900 Avant-garde composer George Antheil is born Georg Johann Carl Antheil in Trenton, New Jersey.