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2014.- The BBC screens the documentary Billy Joel: The Bridge To Russia about his 1987 tour in the Soviet Union.
2012.- The film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter sees its theatrical release in the United States, notable in the music world for having “Powerless” by Linkin Park playing over the end credits.
2006.- Billy Preston’s funeral is held at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California. Among the mourners are Little Richard, Andrae Crouch, Della Reese, The Temptations’ Ali-Ollie Woodson and Joe Cocker, who sings his Preston-penned hit “You Are So Beautiful.”
2004Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2003 For his 54th birthday, Lionel Richie receives a special gift: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to Richie, the star’s location on Hollywood Blvd. isn’t far from the Holiday Inn where The Commodores stayed on their first trip to LA while recording their debut album.
2001The Cult return with their seventh studio album, and first new recording in seven years, Beyond Good and Evil.
1997 Lawrence Payton (tenor vocalist of The Four Tops) dies of liver cancer in Southfield, Michigan, at age 59.
1988Saxon release their Destiny album on the EMI label.
1981 Gary U.S. Bonds, last seen on the Hot 100 in 1962, reaches #11 with “This Little Girl,” written for him by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen.
1978Foreigner releases Double Vision.
1975John Travolta makes his film debut as a Satanist in the horror flick The Devil’s Rain, starring William Shatner. Just two years later, Travolta struts his stuff in Saturday Night Fever.
1975 Neil Young releases his 6th studio album, Tonight’s the Night. A raw outpouring of emotion inspired by the drug-related deaths of Young’s friends, it’s initially considered too rough for mainstream release but ends up being one of the iconic albums of the decade.
1975.- Screaming Lord Sutch, wearing a leotard and buffalo horns, rides through Romford, England on a white horse to promote an upcoming festival appearance.
1971 Twiggy Ramirez (guitarist, bassist for Marilyn Manson) is born Jeordie White in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, but will be raised in Coral Springs, Florida.
1969David Bowie records “Space Oddity,” which he wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
1969.- Jimi Hendrix headlines the Newport Pop Festival, which is marred by violence as police take action to stop the gate-crashers.
1967 Jerome Earl Fontamillas (keyboards, backing vocals for Switchfoot) is born in Pasay City, Philippines.
1967 Murphy Karges (bassist for Sugar Ray) is born in Orange County, California.
1967 The Buckinghams record “Susan” and “Hey Baby They’re Playing Our Song.”
1962Rick Nelson records “Teenage Idol.”
1960 John Taylor (bassist for Duran Duran) is born Nigel John Taylor in Solihull, Warwickshire, England. As well as co-founding Duran Duran he later achieves a second round of success in rock supergroup The Power Station.
1956Elvis Presley appears on Wink Martindale’s local Memphis TV show to promote a benefit concert.
1955The Four Lads record “Moments To Remember.”
1954 Rock bassist Michael Anthony (of Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1952 Guitarist/songwriter Gary Lucas is born in Syracuse, New York.
1950 Guitarist Alan Shacklock is born in London.
1948 Alan Longmuir (bass guitarist for The Bay City Rollers) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1945Anne Murray is born Morna Anne Murray in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1937 Jerry Keller, known for the 1957 pop hit “Here Comes Summer,” is born in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
1924 Chet Atkins, country musician and one of the architects behind the Nashville Sound, is born in Luttrell, Tennessee.
1819.- Jacques Offenbach, composer and cellist of the Romantic period, is born in Cologne, Germany.