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2017.- Johnny Mathis confirms he is gay during an interview with CBS News Sunday Morning, saying, “I come from San Francisco. It’s not unusual to be gay in San Francisco. I’ve had some girlfriends, some boyfriends, just like most people. But I never got married, for instance. I knew that I was gay.” He had been reluctant to discuss the issue ever since a 1982 Us Magazine article addressing his homosexuality resulted in numerous death threats toward the singer.
2014.- On American Idol, The Chainsmokers perform their hit “#Selfie” in a bit where they take selfies with the judges. After the performance, EDM notables trash them.
2014 Cubie Burke (singer and dancer of the Chicago soul group The Five Stairsteps) dies of complications from a brain injury at age 49.
2006 Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls has a daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell. The father is her boyfriend Sacha Gervasi.
2006 Ashton “Family Man” Barrett, former bassist with Bob Marley’s Wailers, loses a lawsuit alleging that Island Records and Marley’s estate have failed to pay him millions in royalties.
2005 Bluegrass musician Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer at age 77 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2005Bruce Springsteen lands his fifth US #1 album as Devils & Dust claims the top spot.
2004 Chris Martin of Coldplay and his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, have a daughter they name Apple.
2002Rush release Vapor Trails, their 17th studio album and first since the deaths of Neil Peart’s daughter and wife five years prior.
2001 After a six-season run, the last episode of Brandy’s TV series Moesha airs. This final episode is a cliffhanger, with Moesha learning she is pregnant and her brother getting kidnapped.
1998George Michael pleads no contest in Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom.
1993 The US tabloid Weekly World News claims that Elvis Presley has only recently died.
1991Primus’ major label debut (and eventual commercial breakthrough), Sailing the Seas of Cheese, is released. The album spawns the alt-rock classics “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver,” “Tommy the Cat,” and “Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers.”
1991 Six months after releasing “Unbelievable” in their native UK, EMF release the single in the Unites States, where it goes to #1.
1988 Gloria Estefan scores her first US #1 hit when “Anything For You” hits the top spot.
1987.- Frank Sinatra, who had played South Africa in the past, suddenly condemns the apartheid regime publicly, referring to president P.W. Botha as “a bum.”
1987Mötley Crüe hold a listening party for their album Girls, Girls, Girls at a strip club in Hollywood called The Body Shop. They are quite familiar with the venue, which is mentioned in the title track.
1977 Leo Sayer’s “When I Need You” hits #1 in the US.
1976 Hunter Burgan (bass guitarist for AFI) is born in Grass Valley, California.
1976 Keith Relf (lead vocalist for The Yardbirds) dies at age 33 after being electrocuted while playing an improperly grounded guitar in his basement.
1973 Pop singer Natalie Appleton (of All Saints) is born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
1973 R&B singer-songwriter Shanice is born Shanice Lorraine Wilson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1971 Rapper Freaky Tah (of Lost Boyz) is born Raymond Rogers in Queens, New York.
1971 Honey Cone’s “Want Ads” is certified Gold.
1969 Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1968John Lennon and Paul McCartney go on The Tonight Show to announce the formation of Apple Records. Unfortunately, Johnny Carson is on vacation and the guest host is the sportscaster Joe Garagiola, who has no idea what to talk about.
1968 The Rascals record “People Got To Be Free.”
1966 Fabrice Morvan is born in Paris, France. Along with Rob Pilatus, he is the face of Milli Vanilli, a duo that is busted for not actually singing on their recordings.
1966 Mike Inez, bass player for Alice In Chains, is born in San Fernando, California.
1966Raphael Saadiq (of Tony! Toni! Toné!) is born Charles Ray Wiggins in Oakland, California.
1964.- Jan & Dean record “Little Old Lady (From Pasadena).”
1962 C.C. DeVille (of Poison) is born Bruce Anthony Johannesson in Brooklyn, New York.
1962 Ian Astbury (lead vocalist for The Cult) is born in Heswall, Cheshire, England.
1959 Jazz musician Sidney Bechet dies of lung cancer in Garches, France, on his 62nd birthday.
1956Buddy Holly visits his optometrist’s office to correct his horrible 20/800 vision with primitive contact lenses, but Buddy hates them, and decides to keep his signature glasses.
1956The Platters release The Platters.
1952Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is born in Dumbarton, Scotland.
1951Howlin’ Wolf records “Moanin’ At Midnight.”
1950 Arthur Grant (bassist for the Edgar Broughton Band) is born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.
1947 Al Ciner (guitarist for The American Breed) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1945 Gene Cornish (guitarist for The Rascals) is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1943 Jack Bruce (bassist, singer for Cream, Manfred Mann, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) is born in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
1943 Derek Leckenby (lead guitarist for Herman’s Hermits) is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
1942 Film composer Frank Churchill – who wrote several classic Disney numbers including “Heigh-Ho” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 40.
1939 One-hit-wonder Troy Shondell, known for his 1961 chart-topper “This Time,” is born Gary Wayne Schelton in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1936.- Rock and roll singer Charlie Gracie, known for the 1957 hit “Butterfly,” is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1932 Record producer Bob Johnston, known for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, and Simon & Garfunkel, is born in Hillsboro, Texas.
1925 Big Band trumpeter Al Porcino is born in New York City.
1921Noël Coward sets sail for New York aboard the S.S. Aquitania.
1917 Norman Luboff, a film and TV composer who also recorded with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Doris Day, is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1916 Jazz saxophonist Skip Martin is born in Robinson, Illinois.
1832 German composer Felix Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides Overture” also known as “Fingal’s Cave” is premiered in London.