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2018.- Geoff Emerick, the engineer on most Beatles’ recordings, dies of a heart attack at 72.
2017.- MTV revives TRL, the iconic music video countdown that ran from 1998 to 2008, with some pretty significant changes. First, there’s no countdown. Second, there’s no music. Well, there’s some music, but it’s part of a mixed bag of pop culture topics presented by five hosts, including Vine star DC Young Fly, dubbed the “TRL Squad.” Where’s Carson Daly when you need him?
2014Rita Coolidge’s sister Priscilla Coolidge is found dead in her Thousand Oaks, California, home. She is the victim of a murder-suicide perpetrated by her husband, Michael Seibert. Priscilla, who was once married to Booker T. of Booker T. & the MG’s, performed with her daughter – Laura Satterfield – and Rita in the Native American music trio Walela.
2012 The Mumford & Sons single “Babel” becomes the highest-selling debut single of the year, officially, with 600,000 copies sold.
2010 On Season 7 of The X Factor (UK), One Direction perform as a group for the first time, singing a cover of “Torn” for judge Simon Cowell at his villa in Marbella, Spain. The guys had been eliminated as soloists and tried their luck as a group. They finish the competition in third place.
2009Esquire announces Kate Beckinsale as their Sexiest Woman Alive with a video of the actress set to the song “Goodbye Hollywood” by Jet.More
2004 55-year-old Billy Joel marries Katie Lee, his third wife. She becomes a writer and TV personality while married to Joel, a union that lasts five years.
2003 For the third year in a row, Radiohead takes the “best act in the world today” honors at the Q Awards in London. Q Magazine hated on their Hail to the Thief album, however, so the band refused to appear.
2003 The Del McCoury Band wins top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards in Louisville, Kentucky. The group takes home the Entertainer of the Year award for the eighth time. Band members Mike Bub and Jason Carter win in the instrumentalist categories for Bassist and Fiddler of the Year, respectively.
2002 At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards; his band Phish wins one.
2001 Jazz baritone saxophonist Manny Albam, also a composer, arranger and conductor, dies of cancer in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, at age 79.
2000Paul Anka files to divorce his wife of 37 years: former fashion model Anne de Zogheb.
1999David Bowie offers a virtual guided tour of the controversial art show “Sensation: Young British Artists From The Saatchi Collection” at davidbowie.com. The show includes Damien Hirst’s shark suspended in formaldehyde (titled “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”) and Tracey Emin’s tent (titled “Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995”).
1998 Singing cowboy Gene Autry dies of lymphoma at 91.More
1998Paul McCartney does an anonymous Q&A on the official site of his ambient duo The Fireman to promote their new album, Rushes.
1997.- Juanita L. Evans files suit against Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Method Man, rapper Redman, and a Pennsylvania university and its student government. Evans claims that she was distracted by Redman and therefore did not see Method Man when he leaped off stage and landed on her. Evans was knocked unconscious.
1994 Following their Bridge School benefit performance in Mountain View, California, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers part ways with their original drummer, Stan Lynch. “Stan had lost all allegiance to us and was auditioning with other bands,” Petty explains. “I had the feeling he was only staying around for the money.” He is replaced by Average White Band drummer Steve Ferrone.
1992 Madonna’s racy “Erotica” video, featuring footage from the making of her Sex book, debuts on MTV. The clip, which features the sultry singer guiding viewers through increasingly sexual scenarios, airs just three times before being banned.
1989 After years of poorly received output, Neil Young returns to form with Freedom, his 17th studio album. Having ditched Geffen Records after years of problems, Young records Freedom with his original label, Reprise. The album features three songs (“Don’t Cry,” “Eldorado” and “On Broadway”) first released on the EP Eldorado earlier in the year.
1986The Everly Brothers are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1985Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA tour ends with the last of four shows at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
1983ABBA’s Agnetha Faltskog is involved in a car crash in Skane, Sweden, and suffers a concussion but soon recovers.
1982 The word “jobsworth” appears for the first time in the London Times, having been popularized – if not coined – by singer-songwriter Jeremy Taylor.
1982Accept’s fourth studio album, Restless and Wild, is released. Self-produced by the band, the album would include two different front covers (one of two Flying V’s aflame, the other a live shot of the band) and spawn a track which many consider the birth of speed metal, “Fast as a Shark.”
1981The Police’s fourth album is the last in a sequence of four annual autumn releases. The title, Ghost in the Machine, is taken from a psychology book by Arthur Koestler and breaks their erstwhile tradition of giving their records French-sounding titles. It is a #2 hit in the US, led by the hit single “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”
1980 Members of the First Assembly Church of God in Ankeny, Iowa, burn various books and albums they deem Satanic in influence and that encourage “pre-marital sex, homosexuality and immorality.” Albums set ablaze include the Woodstock soundtrack and elections from Peter Frampton and The Beatles.
1979Regatta de Blanc is The Police’s second album release. It is even more successful than their debut and earns the band their first Grammy award in 1980. The French title loosely translates to “White Reggae.”
1978Gene Simmons’ self-titled solo album is certified Platinum.
1977 After a plot is uncovered to steal it, Elvis Presley’s body is moved from its Memphis mausoleum to its final resting place in the Meditation Garden at Graceland.
1976Joe Cocker is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, where he performs “Feelin’ Alright” with his nemesis impersonator, John Belushi.
1973.- Lene Grawford Nystrom (lead singer for Aqua) is born in Tonsberg, Norway.
1973 R&B singer LaTocha Scott (of Xscape) is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1971 Pop singer Tiffany is born Tiffany Darwish in Norwalk, California. She has two #1 hits: “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been.”
1971Soul Train makes its debut, with guests Gladys Knight & the Pips, Eddie Kendricks, and Honey Cone. It stays on the air an astonishing 35 years.
1971 Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” b/w “Reason To Believe” hits #1 for the first of five weeks.
1971Rod Stewart’s LP Every Picture Tells A Story hits #1.
1971John Lennon’s LP Imagine enters the charts.
1970 R&B singer Dion Allen (of Az Yet) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known for the song “Last Night” and the Chicago cover “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”
1970Pink Floyd release their fourth album, Atom Heart Mother, in the UK. It becomes their first #1 album in that territory.
1969Bobby Darin appears for the first time on TV as “Bob” Darin when he performs on Tom Jones’ TV show.
1968 Motown sues their most prolific songwriting team, Holland-Dozier-Holland, for their refusal to write more songs until their royalty rate is increased. The trio are eventually released from the label and go on to start their own Invictus and Hot Wax labels.
1967 Bud Gaugh (drummer for Sublime) is born Floyd I. Gaugh IV in Long Beach, California.
1967 The Beatles begin recording “Hello Goodbye.”
1967 The entire Grateful Dead are arrested for marijuana possession in San Francisco.
1967 Bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian Welch is born in New York City. She grows up in Los Angeles, where her adoptive parents, Ken and Mitzie Welch, write music for The Carol Burnett Show.
1965.- “Hang On Sloopy” by The McCoys hits #1 in America. The song was originally released the previous year as “My Girl Sloopy” by the R&B group The Vibrations. That version went to #26.
1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson (drummer for The Sugarcubes) is born in Norway to Icelandic parents.
1962 The Cookies release “Chains.”
1961Ben Casey (with would-be singer Vince Everett) premieres on ABC-TV (running 5 seasons).
1961The Crystals release “There’s No Other Like My Baby.”
1960 Pop singer/songwriter Robbie Nevil is born in Los Angeles, California. Known for the 1986 hit “C’est La Vie.”
1959The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS-TV. The original orchestral opening used throughout Season One was composed by Bernard Herrmann, and was later replaced by the now-iconic theme from French composer Marius Constant.
1956 Soul singer Freddie Jackson is born in Harlem, New York. Known for the 1985 hit “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake),” among others.
1955 Philip Oakey (frontman for The Human League) is born in Oadby, Leicestershire, England.
1950 Rocker Mike Rutherford (of Genesis) is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
1945Elvis Presley, just ten years old, makes his first public appearance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show singing “Old Shep” in a talent contest. He comes in second.
1945Don McLean is born in New Rochelle, New York.
1941 Ron Meagher (bass guitarist for The Beau Brummels) is born in Oakland, California.
1939 Lolly Vegas (guitarist/vocalist for Redbone) is born Candido Vasquez in Coalinga, California. One of the biggest acts of Native American heritage, Redbone has a huge hit in 1974 with “Come and Get Your Love.”
1937Benny Goodman records “Flying Home.”
1933.- David Somerville (original lead singer for The Diamonds) is born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
1928 The first professional recordings in Nashville take place as DeFord Bailey lays down eight tracks in Victor Records (later RCA) Studios.