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2016.- Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” replaces his song “Sorry” at #1 on the Hot 100. It’s the third consecutive #1 single from his Purpose album (“What Do You Mean?” was the first), making it the first album by a male artist with three straight chart-toppers since Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex / LoveSounds.
2016.- All four members of the promising English group Viola Beach are killed, along with their manager, when their car crashes on a bridge near Stockholm. Coldplay pay tribute by covering their song “Boys That Sing” at the Glastonbury Festival.
2011Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs scoops Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, beating Eminem’s hotly tipped comeback, Recovery. Many folks have not heard of the Canadian band, prompting the internet meme, “Who Is Arcade Fire?” Esperanza Spalding surprisingly beats out Justin Bieber for Best New Artist, becoming the first jazz artist to win the award.
2005Robin Thicke wins his first Grammy, thanks to his work on Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, which takes Best Contemporary R&B Album. Robin co-produced the track “Can U Handle It?” Wilco wins for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package for their fifth album, A Ghost Is Born.
200550 Cent appears on The Simpsons in the episode “Pranksta Rap.”
2002 Country music great Waylon Jennings dies at age 64.
2001 George Simon, a jazz writer who won a Grammy award in 1978 for his liner notes on the album Bing Crosby: A Legendary Performer, dies of pneumonia at age 88.
2001Peter Frampton is recognized in the guitar community with the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.
1998 Buddy Lee, a booking agent who worked with Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson, among others, dies of respiratory failure related to lung cancer.
1988Michael Jackson buys a ranch in Santa Ynez, California, which he renames “Neverland.”
1987Metallica conclude their breakthrough – yet tragic – Damage Inc. tour at Frolundaborg in Gothenburg, Sweden. They drew huge crowds throughout the tour but lost bass player Cliff Burton, who was killed when their tour bus slid off the road during an earlier stop in Sweden.
1982 The 300-pound marble slab marking the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant is stolen from a cemetery in Orange Park, Florida. Police find it two weeks later in a dry river bed.
1975 Jefferson Starship records “Miracles.”
1974Robbie Williams is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
1972Led Zeppelin is forced to cancel a gig in Singapore when local officials, seeing their long hair, refuse to let them off the plane.
1971.- The Osmonds’ “One Bad Apple” hits #1 in America for the first of five weeks.
1969 The Doors’ “Touch Me” is certified gold.
1969 Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” is certified gold.
1967The Beatles release “Strawberry Fields Forever” as a single in the US, with “Penny Lane” on the flip side.
1967 The Beatles record “Only A Northern Song.”
1966The Rolling Stones appear in color on US TV for the first time when they make their third Ed Sullivan Show appearance.
1966 Freedom Williams (of C+C Music Factory) is born Frederick Williams in Brooklyn, New York.
1965 Jr. Walker & the All Stars’ “Shotgun” enters the pop and R&B charts.
1965 The Rolling Stones release their third American studio album, The Rolling Stones, Now!, including the hit “Heart Of Stone.”
1961 Henry Rollins (frontman for Black Flag) is born Henry Garfield in Washington, DC.
1961 Les Warner (drummer for The Cult) is born in London, England.
1961 Lawrence Welk’s “Calcutta” hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1957 Filming is completed on the UK’s first rock and roll movie, Rock You Sinners.
1957 Tony Butler (bassist for Big Country) is born in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England.
1956 Peter Hook (bassist for New Order) is born Peter Woodhead in Broughton, Salford, England.
1954.- Guitar Slim’s “The Things That I Used To Do” hits #1 R&B.
1952 Ed Gagliardi (original bass player for Foreigner) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1951 Singer/actor David Naughton is born in West Hartford, Connecticut.
1950Peter Gabriel (original lead singer for Genesis) is born in Chobham, Surrey, England.
1945 Soul singer King Floyd, known for the 1970 hit “Groove Me,” is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1945 Roy Dyke (drummer for Ashton, Gardner & Dyke) is born in Liverpool, England.
1944 Rebop Kwaku Baah (percussionist for Traffic, Wings) is born in Konongo, Ghana.
1944 Broadway/film actress Stockard Channing, who plays Betty Rizzo in Grease (1978), is born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard in New York City.
1942 Peter Tork (of The Monkees) is born Peter Halsten Thorkelson in Washington, D.C.
1940 Earl “Fatha” Hines and His Orchestra record “Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues.”
1930 Dorothy McGuire of The McGuire Sisters is born in Middletown, Ohio.
1927 Jim McReynolds (of the bluegrass duo Jim and Jesse) is born in Coeburn, Virginia.
1923 Gene Ames (of The Ames Brothers) is born in Malden, Massachusetts.
1920 Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant is born in Shellman, Georgia. Co-wrote hit songs with wife Felice Bryant, including “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Bye Bye Love” for The Everly Brothers.
1920 Radio and opera singer Eileen Farrell is born in Willimantic, Connecticut.
1919.- Tennessee Ernie Ford is born in Bristol, Tennessee.
1914 ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is formed in New York City.
1883 German composer Richard Wagner (“The Ride Of The Valkyries”) dies at age 69.