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2014.- Johnny Winter plays the Cahors Blues Festival in France. It’s his last performance, as he dies two days later.
2010.- Ann Kirsten Kennis, whose Polaroid photo is on the cover of Vampire Weekend’s #1 album Contra, files a $2 million lawsuit against the band, their label, and the photographer, claiming she never granted permission to use it. She later settles with the band.
2009 The debut album by The Dead Weather, Horehound, is released, and spawns the singles “Hang You from the Heavens,” “Treat Me Like Your Mother,” and “I Cut Like A Buffalo.”
2008Rock Band 2 reveals that the new Guns N’ Roses song “Shackler’s Revenge” is to appear in the game.
2005 Joe Harnell, a pianist and composer who worked as an accompanist and arranger for Peggy Lee and others, dies of heart failure at age 80.
1995 At what was previously a forsaken patch of land to the north of Hartford, Connecticut, Michael Bolton plays the grand opening concert at the Meadows Music Theater. Bolton, who grew up in New Haven, is good friends with the venue’s promoter Jim Koplik. 90 degree heat stifles the ceremony a bit, as soon-to-be disgraced governor John Rowland has to take off his tuxedo coat when greeting Bolton onstage.
1992Olivia Newton-John makes public her bout with breast cancer, which she will eventually beat.
1992Aretha Franklin opens the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York by singing the US national anthem.
1988Michael Jackson begins his first-ever UK tour at Wembley Stadium in London.
1988 At the height of “Elvis is Alive” mania, Nashville radio station WYHY offers a million dollars to anyone who shows up at the studios with the King.
1987Steve Miller receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
1984 Eddie Van Halen joins Michael Jackson on stage to play his guitar solo from “Beat It.”
1984 Soul singer Philippe Wynne (of The Spinners) dies of a heart attack at age 43 while performing at a nightclub in Oakland, California.
1980 Malcolm Owen (original singer for Ruts) dies of a heroin overdose at age 26.
1980 In France, Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry contracts a kidney infection and is flown to London after collapsing in his hotel room.
1980.- Former Beatles and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein begins a two-month jail term for income tax evasion.
1975 Rapper Taboo (of Black Eyed Peas) is born Jaime Luis Gomez in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California.
1975 R&B singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (of Xscape) is born in Jonesboro, Georgia. She receives a Grammy Award as a co-writer on TLC’s hit “No Scrubs.”
1973 Bluegrass/country guitarist Clarence White (of The Byrds) dies at 29 after being hit by a drunk driver. He was loading equipment into his car after a gig in Palmdale, California, when he was struck.
1973 Glam-rocker Gary Glitter makes his live stage debut in Mecksham, England.
1969Bob Dylan with The Band make a surprise appearance at Mississippi River Rock Festival.
1966 Ellen Reid (keyboardist/accordionist for Crash Test Dummies) is born in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.
1966 Tonya Donelly (singer/guitarist for Belly) is born in Newport, Rhode Island. She meets future stepsister Kristin Hersh in elementary school and by high school the teens form Throwing Muses.
1965 Igor Khoroshev (keyboardist for Yes) is born in Moscow, Russia (then part of the Soviet Union).
1962 Bobby Vinton’s “Roses Are Red (My Love)” hits #1 for the first of four weeks.
1953 Bebe Buell is born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Though she later rejects the description, she becomes one of the most famous “groupies” of all time, hooking up with a host of stars including Todd Rundgren, to whom she is married from 1972 to 1979. Rundgren brings up her daughter Liv – later revealed to be the biological child of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
1952 Chris Cross (bass guitarist for Ultravox) is born in Tottenham, London, England.
1949 Music exec Tommy Mottola is born in The Bronx, New York City. Before landing a 15-year gig as head of Sony Music, Mottola starts out as a talent manager helping acts like Hall & Oates and Carly Simon secure record deals. He’s also known for marrying – and divorcing – Mariah Carey.
1939Jimmy Dorsey releases “Brazil.”
1932 Country singer Del Reeves, known for the 1965 novelty hit “Girl On The Billboard” and the 1968 trucker’s anthem “Looking At The World Through A Windshield,” is born Franklin Delano Reeves in Sparta, North Carolina.
1926.- Lowman “Pete” Pauling (songwriter, guitarist for The 5 Royales) is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
1908 Boston-born composer William Mason dies at age 79.