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2016.- Moby releases his memoir Porcelain, named because he threw up into a lot of porcelain toilets.
2016.- Ne-Yo begins a two-episode stint as Mindy’s new love interest on Hulu’s comedy series The Mindy Project.
2016Alanis Morissette sues her former business manager, Jonathan Schwartz, claiming he stole $4.7 million from her from 2009-2016. The following year, Schwartz admits to that theft and also to stealing another $2 million from other clients. Morissette is compensated in a settlement.
2015Twenty One Pilots release their fourth studio album, Blurryface, their first record to land at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
2013 Singer-songwriter Alan O’Day dies of brain cancer at age 72.
2011 Rapper Wiz Khalifa and his girlfriend Amber Rose narrowly escape danger at a London nightclub. Khalifa is performing in the packed club when a bystander breaks a bottle over another patron’s head. A fight ensues and Khalifa and Rose dodge bottles as they promptly exit the club with their entourage. Club promoters are upset that Khalifa ended his show early, as they reportedly paid the rapper 14,000 euros to do the show.
2008Madonna’s Hard Candy album hits #1 in America, her seventh to hit the top spot.
2008 The Brothers Four’s Bob Flick marries his third wife, actress Loni Anderson.
2005 The reality series Britney and Kevin: Chaotic debuts on the UPN network, chronicling the adventures of the newly married Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. It proves unwatchable, and lasts just five episodes. The couple divorce two years later.
2003 June Carter Cash’s funeral is held in her hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Among the 2000 mourners are Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sheryl Crow – and her husband, Johnny Cash.
2002 Blues singer Little Johnny Taylor, known for ’60s hits like “Part Time Love,” dies in Conway, Arkansas, at age 59.
1996 Blues musician Johnny “Guitar” Watson dies of a myocardial infarction at age 61 after collapsing on stage during a tour in Yokohama, Japan.
1995Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Little Richard share the stage for the first time ever at a concert in Sheffield, England.
1993Barry Manilow guest stars on the “One” episode of the TV show Murphy Brown.
1992 Bandleader and TV host Lawrence Welk dies of bronchial pneumonia at age 89.
1989.- Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman opens the Sticky Fingers restaurant in West London. Guest with big appetites can order the Beggars Banquet.
1980 Weeks after being detained in Tokyo on drug charges, Paul and Linda McCartney appear as musical guests on Saturday Night Live.
1979Billy Joel sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers lose the game and the series.
1978 The TV special The Carpenters: Space Encounters airs on ABC.
1978 The disco film Thank God It’s Friday, starring Donna Summer and Village People, premieres in Los Angeles.
1976 R&B singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss (of Xscape) is born in College Park, Georgia.
1975Earth, Wind & Fire’s LP That’s The Way Of The World hits #1.
1975Elton John plays “Bennie And The Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on Soul Train, becoming just the third white performer to appear on the show, after Dennis Coffey and Gino Vannelli.
1974 The Elton John TV special Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things airs on ABC.
1974 NBC-TV’s The Midnight Special offers another salute to ’50s and ’60s rock n’ roll, with Frankie Avalon as host and performances by Sam & Dave, Lou Christie, Frankie Ford, The Fleetwoods, Shirley & Lee, and Fabian.
1973 Joshua Homme of Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age is born in Joshua Tree, California.
1971 The Christian musical Godspell opens at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre. It becomes the third-longest-running off-Broadway production of its day.
1970 R&B singer Darnell Van Rensalier (of Shai) is born in New Jersey.
1970 Pop singer Jordan Knight (of New Kids on the Block) is born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1970 Jean Knight records “Mr. Big Stuff.”
1970.- King Floyd records “Groove Me.”
1968 Dave Abbruzzese, drummer for Pearl Jam on their albums Vs. and Vitalogy, is born in Stamford, Connecticut, raised in Mesquite, Texas.
1967 The acclaimed Bob Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back premieres at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco. Directed by D. A. Pennebaker, it follows Dylan on his 1965 European tour.
1965 Homer O’Dell (guitarist for Mint Condition) is born.
1965 Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is born Michael Trent Reznor in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
1961 New age singer Enya is born Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin in Dore, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. “Eithne” is pronounced “Enya,” so she goes with that spelling to avoid confusion.
1959Iron Maiden’s original lead singer, Paul Di’Anno, is born in London, England.
1953 During a recording session at Atlantic Records studios in New York, Ray Charles learns that his mother has died. He continues on with the session, recording the song “Sinner’s Prayer.”
1953 George “Lightnin’ Licks” Johnson (of The Brothers Johnson) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1952 Roy Adams (drummer for The Climax Blues Band) is born in Birmingham, England.
1952 Georgia Gibbs’ “Kiss Of Fire” hits #1.
1949 Andrew Latimer (frontman for the prog rock band Camel) is born in Guildford, Surrey, England.
1949 Pop singer Keith is born James Barry Keefer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1949 Bill Bruford (drummer for Yes, King Crimson) is born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.
1944 Country musician and singer Jesse Winchester is born near Bossier City, Louisiana.
1942.- Blues musician Taj Mahal is born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in Harlem, New York.
1941 Malcolm Hale (lead guitarist for Spanky & Our Gang) is born in Butte, Montana.
1933 Weak from fighting tuberculosis, Jimmie Rodgers arrives in New York and starts recording his last songs. He dies nine days later.
1925 Bluegrass musician Red Smiley (of Reno and Smiley) is born Arthur Lee Smiley in Asheville, North Carolina.
1921 Bob Merrill, a prolific songwriter whose hits include “(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?” and “Mambo Italiano,” is born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
1866 Composer and pianist Erik Satie in born in Honfleur, France.