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2016.- Gwen Stefani, recently split from Gavin Rossdale and dating Blake Shelton, releases This Is What the Truth Feels Like, her first solo album since 2006. The album deals with her divorce and subsequent renaissance – or you could say, “Gwenaissance.
2014.- Joe Lala (drummer for The Blues Image) dies of lung cancer at age 66.
2011 Rock bassist Jet Harris (of The Shadows) dies of cancer at age 71.
2009 New Orleans singer/pianist Eddie Bo dies of a heart attack at age 78.
2008 Among other artists, Lou Reed, Damien Rice, and Moby take part in the Speak Up! concert (which benefits Iraq war veterans) held at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
2002The Doobie Brothers, Dionne Warwick and Petula Clark are among the luminaries at Liza Minnelli’s wedding reception.
2002Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, The Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
2001 John Phillips (of The Mamas & the Papas) dies of heart failure at age 65.
2001 Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds of fans panic while trying to catch a glimpse of British boy band a1. The four band members cancel the rest of their tour in Asia.
1997 The second full-length album from Ben Folds Five is released, Whatever and Ever Amen. The album obtains platinum certification in the US, and spawns the group’s biggest hit tune, “Brick.”
1994 Kenner, Louisiana names a street “Lloyd Price Avenue” in honor of their native son.
1994 Bassist Darryl Jones replaces Bill Wyman in The Rolling Stones.
1994Courtney Love calls the police fearing that her husband, Kurt Cobain, is suicidal. Police confiscate four guns and 25 boxes of ammo from his home.
1992Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1982 Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes is partially paralyzed following a car accident in Philadelphia, where his Rolls Royce skids off a road and crashes.
1979.- Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is born in Los Angeles.
1978 Cal Jam II takes place at Ontario Motor Speedway outside of Los Angeles. The largest festival of the late ’70s, performers include Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Santana and Heart. An estimated 350,000 fans attend; the Los Angeles Times reports that 700 of them were treated for overdoses of Angel Dust.
1977 Devin Lima (of LFO) is born Harold Lima in Boston, Massachusetts.
1976The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring David Bowie, premieres in London. The film is based on Walter Tevis’ novel of the same name, about an alien who visits Earth in search of water for his planet, which is suffering from a drought. It’s Bowie’s first major film role.
1974 Stuart Zender (original bass guitarist for Jamiroquai) is born in London, England.
1970Queen Latifah is born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey.
1967Steve Winwood announces plans to form Traffic.
1967The Beatles “Penny Lane” reaches #1 on the US Hot 100. There is a real Penny Lane in Liverpool, but the song is written about the bus station.
1966Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is born in Tacoma, Washington.
1965 The Supremes debut “Stop In The Name Of Love” on the BBC special The Sound of Motown, performing the traffic cop choreography that becomes forever associated with the song.
1965The Standells appear on the “Far Out Munsters” episode of The Munsters.
1963 Singer, actress and, briefly, Miss America, Vanessa Williams is born in Tarrytown, New York.
1963 Jeff LaBar (guitarist for Cinderella) is born in Darby, Pennsylvania.
1962Irene Cara is born Irene Cara Escalera in The Bronx, New York.
1960 The film Rio Bravo, starring Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and John Wayne, premieres in New York City.
1960.- In Nashville, The Everly Brothers record “Cathy’s Clown,” which is released as the first single under their new 10-year deal with Warner Bros. Records.
1958Jerry Lee Lewis becomes the first artist to sing three songs on an episode of American Bandstand (and he sings, not lip-synchs them).
1950 John Hartman (original drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Falls Church, Virginia.
1943 Country singer-songwriter Dennis Linde is born in Abilene, Texas. He pens the 1972 Elvis Presley hit “Burning Love.”
1941Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama.
1934 Charley Pride is born on a cotton farm in the tiny town of Sledge, Mississippi. After his baseball career stalls, he becomes a country music star, one of the first African Americans to break through in the format.
1911 “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” is published by Ted Snyder of New York; it becomes a massive hit.
1844 Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is born in Russia.