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2014.- The Beatles: The Night That Changed America airs on CBS exactly 50 years after the group first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. The show features performances by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and also covers of Beatles songs by Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl and a reunited Eurythmics.
2008.- An oversold venue is to blame for the deaths of 10 fans and the injuries of six at a concert by Indonesian metalcore band Beside. Conflicting reports on numbers seem to confirm that the venue, meant to hold 700, was well over capacity, with perhaps as many as 1,500 people inside. The fans were killed in the crush as they tried to leave the packed venue while hundreds more were trying to force their way in.
2005 Soul singer Tyrone Davis dies of complications from a stroke in Chicago, Illinois, at age 66. Known for his #1 R&B hits, “Can I Change My Mind” (1968), “Turn Back The Hands Of Time” (1970), and “Turning Point” (1975).
2001 After being booted from the “reunion” lineup of the Eagles, guitarist Don Felder files a lawsuit against the group.
1997 Brian Connolly (lead singer of Sweet) dies at age 51 of renal and liver failure after multiple heart attacks.
1997Soundgarden play the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, their last show until 2010.
1991 Gospel singer Reverend James Cleveland dies at age 59.
1990 Midnight Oil release the album Blue Sky Mining. The lead single, “Blue Sky Mine,” is inspired by the Wittenoom industrial disaster in the band’s native Australia. The song is a Top 10 hit on the ARIA singles chart and tops the rock charts in the US.
1979UB40 play their first live show, sharing the bill with another local group called the Au Pairs at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Birmingham. In 2011, a plaque went up outside the pub to mark the performance.
1974 “Love’s Theme,” a groovy instrumental composed by Barry White for his Love Unlimited Orchestra, hits #1 in the US.
1974 Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Jet” enters the pop charts.
1973 Max Yasgur, who owned the farm in upstate New York where the 1969 Woodstock festival was held, dies of a heart attack at age 53.
1970 Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” is certified gold.
1967 The Beatles record “Fixing A Hole.”
1966 Liza Minnelli brings her nightclub act to New York City with a show at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.
1966.- Sophie Tucker dies of lung cancer and kidney failure at age 79.
1963 Country singer Travis Tritt is born in Marietta, Georgia.
1963 Hattie Carroll, a 51-year-old bartender in Baltimore, is killed after a disgruntled patron hits her with a cane. Bob Dylan writes a song about it called “The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll,” which appears on his The Times They Are A-Changin’ album.
1963 Paul and Paula’s “Hey Paula” hits #1 for the first of three weeks.
1962 Neil Sedaka records “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.”
1959 Lloyd Price’s “Stagger Lee” hits #1 for the first of four weeks.
1958 Ratings show that ABC’s American Bandstand is now America’s top-rated daytime television program, with an average of 8,400,000 viewers per day.
1957Elvis Presley’s “Too Much” hits #1 for the first of three weeks.
1955Sham 69 frontman Jimmy Pursey is born in Hersham, Surrey, England.
1951 Dennis “DT” Thomas (alto saxophonist Kool & the Gang) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1947 Country rocker Joe Ely is born in Amarillo, Texas.
1947 R&B singer Major Harris (of The Delfonics) is born in Richmond, Virginia. He lands his biggest solo hit in 1975 with “Love Won’t Let Me Wait.”
1943Barbara Lewis is born in Salem, Michigan.
1942 Mark Mathis (of The Newbeats) is born in Hahira, Georgia.
1940 Brian Bennett (drummer for The Shadows) is born in Palmers Green, North London, England.
1914.- Ernest Tubb is born in Crisp, Texas.
1909Carmen Miranda is born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal.