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2010.- Rock photographer Jim Marshall dies at age 74.
2009.- Motown drummer Uriel Jones dies at age 74.
2009Prince launches Lotusflow3r.com, which for $77 subscriptions, offers access to his videos and music. It shuts down after a year.
2007 Country singer Henson Cargill, known for the 1968 hit “Skip A Rope,” dies during surgery at age 66.
2001 After being dubbed Worst Actress of the Century a year earlier, Madonna lands her fifth Razzie for Worst Actress, for her role as Abbie Reynolds in The Next Best Thing, at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards.
2001 “Duane Allman Boulevard” is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a motorcycle crash.
2001 John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley.
2000 MTV debuts the reality series Making the Band, with the first season spawning the boy band O-Town. Lou Pearlman, the creator of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, manages the group.
1997 Philadelphia soul singer Harold Melvin (of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) dies at age 57, months after suffering a debilitating stroke.
1986 “No One Is To Blame” by Howard Jones is released in the US. It goes on to become Jones’ biggest-selling single in the US, peaking at #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #4 on the Hot 100.
1986 At the 58th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Lionel Richie wins the Oscar for Best Original Song for his track “Say You, Say Me” from the film White Nights. The song topped three different Billboard charts but didn’t appear on the soundtrack album for the movie. It was finally released on Lionel’s 1986 album, Dancing on the Ceiling.
1986The Rolling Stones release their album Dirty Work. The first single is a cover of the soul classic “Harlem Shuffle.”
1984Toby Keith marries Tricia Lucus. The country star first laid eyes on his future wife at an Oklahoma nightclub in 1981.
1975Lynyrd Skynyrd follows up Second Helping with their third album, Nuthin’ Fancy.
1975Rush are named Most Promising Group at the Juno Awards. They fulfill that promise, winning Group Of The Year in 1978 and 1979.
1975.- Paul McCartney throws a party on the Queen Mary to celebrate the release of the Wings album Venus And Mars. Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell are among the guests; their conversation about painting leads to Dylan’s song “One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)” and Mitchell’s “Paprika Plains.”
1974 Chad Butler (drummer for Switchfoot) is born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1973 With Soul Train gaining in popularity, Dick Clark Productions airs a competing show called Soul Unlimited, which lasts just one episode as it caves to pressure from black leaders. Gladys Knight and Rufus Thomas are the guests.
1970 P.A. Pasemaster Mase (of De La Soul) is born Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. in Brooklyn, New York.
1970 Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) is born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.
1965Bobby Darin, Harry Belafonte, and Peter, Paul & Mary take part in a protest against voter discrimination in Montgomery, Alabama.
1965Freddie & the Dreamers release “Do The Freddie.”
1964 Steve “Zetro” Souza (of Exodus) is born in the US.
1962Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.
1960Nena is born in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.
1958Perry Como appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
1956Billboard magazine debuts their first weekly chart ranking the top albums as measured by sales. Topping the first chart is Belafonte by Harry Belafonte. The chart lists anywhere from 15-30 spots, but is gradually expanded, and in 1967 it grows to 200. The chart goes through several name changes before settling on The Billboard 200 in 1992.
1951 Dougie Thomson (bassist for Supertramp) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1949Nick Lowe is born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.
1948 Lee Oskar (harmonica player for War) is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1947.- Mike Kellie (drummer for Spooky Tooth) is born in Birmingham, England.
1946 Colin Petersen (drummer for The Bee Gees) is born in Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia.
1945Billboard publishes its first albums chart. The first #1 is Nat King Cole’s A Collection Of Favorites.
1937 Soul musician Billy Stewart is born in Washington, D.C.
1922 Dave Appell (leader of The Applejacks) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1916 After a German U-boat torpedoes the SS Sussex, a passenger ferry crossing the English Channel, Spanish composer Enrique Granados drowns while attempting to rescue his wife.
1912 Novelty singer Nervous Norvus (Jim Drake) is born in Memphis. He has a hit with “Transfusion” in 1956.
1786Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491. Beethoven hears the work in rehearsal and remarks in admiration to a colleague that “[we] shall never be able to do anything like that.”
1721Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, the margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Bach wrote the pieces for the margrave to gain extra support for his work.