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2014.- Blues rocker Johnny Winter dies at age 70.
2012.- Jon Lord, a founding member of Deep Purple, dies at age 71 of a pulmonary embolism while suffering from pancreatic cancer.
2009 At the Latitude Festival, held every year in Henham Park in Suffolk, England, Noah and the Whale debut their feature-length film The First Days of Spring. The film accompanies their new record of the same name due out in August. Written and directed by lead singer Charlie Fink, the film stars model Daisy Lowe, the daughter of fashion designer Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale, lead singer for the alt-rock band Bush.
2008Jo Stafford, whose “You Belong To Me” made her the first female artist to hit #1 on the UK Chart, dies of congestive heart failure at age 90.
2003 Cuban singer Celia Cruz dies of brain cancer at age 77.
2002.- After unfinished tracks from their shelved project The Lillywhite Sessions are leaked on the internet, Dave Matthews Band reworks the songs and release them as Busted Stuff.
2001Kid Rock’s album Devil Without A Cause goes Diamond, selling over 10 million albums in America. His previous three albums sold maybe 50,000 copies combined, mostly in the Detroit area.
1996Styx drummer John Panozzo dies at age 47 when his liver fails after years of drinking.
1995 At North Carolina’s Duke University Medical Center, Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds undergoes an operation to remove a brain tumor.
1990 Trial begins for Judas Priest after they are accused of implanting subliminal messages in their song “Better By You, Better Than Me.” The suit alleges that the messages caused two teenage boys to enter a suicide pact (one of the boys killed himself instantly; the other died three years later from complications related to the suicide attempt). The case is dismissed August 24 after the judge determines that the supposed subliminal message is just an accidental recording oddity.
1984 Billy Williams dies of a heart attack at age 74. His group the Billy Williams Quartet was a fixture on Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca’s “Your Show of Shows” in the ’50s.
1980Donna Summer marries Bruce Sudano, former member of Brooklyn Dreams, who appeared on her 1979 hit “Heaven Knows.” Within the next two years, they welcome two daughters: Brooklyn and Amanda Sudano.
1977 Shaun Cassidy’s “Da Doo Ron Ron” hits #1.
1977Barry Manilow’s Barry Manilow Live hits #1 in America.
1976 Driven by discord after Gregg Allman testified against the band’s road manager, The Allman Brothers announce their breakup. Gregg records and album with his wife, Cher, and Dickey Betts forms Great Southern. The band reunites in 1978.
1972.- Smokey Robinson performs his final show with The Miracles at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington, DC. At the end of the show, Smokey introduces his replacement, 20-year-old Billy Griffin.
1971Ed Kowalczyk (lead singer of Live) is born in York, Pennsylvania.
1969 The Beatles record “Here Comes The Sun” and “Something.”
1966 Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Hanky Panky” hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1962The Beach Boys sign to Capitol Records, which has already released the group’s single “Surfin’ Safari.”
1959 The Coasters record “Poison Ivy.”
1955Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on the national charts as “Baby, Let’s Play House” enters the Cash Box country charts at #15.
1952 Stewart Copeland is born in Alexandria, Virginia. He spends his youth in Lebanon and then England. After moving back to the States to attend college, he returns to the UK to play drums for Curved Air and then The Police.
1944 Thomas Boggs (drummer for The Box Tops) is born in Wynne, Arkansas, but is raised mostly in Memphis, Tennessee.
1941Desmond Dekker (leader of The Aces) is born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica.
1939 Blues/R&B singer Denise LaSalle is born in Mississippi. Her first hit is “Trapped By A Thing Called Love,” which tops the R&B chart and lands at #13 on the Hot 100 in 1971.
1938 Tony Jackson (bass guitarist for The Searchers) is born in Dingle, Liverpool, England.
1927 ’40s and ’50s pop vocalist Mindy Carson is born in New York City. She catches her big break when she wins an audition to the radio program Stairway to the Stars, landing her an eight-month gig with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra.
1925 Latin jazz musician Cal Tjader is born in St. Louis, Missouri. His parents are Swedish American vaudevillians who eventually settle in San Mateo, California, when Cal is 2 years old. At 16, he wins a Gene Krupa drum solo contest with “Drum Boogie.”
1925 Nat Pierce, pianist and arranger for the Woody Herman band in the ’50s, is born Somerville, Massachusetts.
1911.- Ginger Rogers is born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri. She begins her partnership with Fred Astaire in the 1933 RKO musical Flying Down to Rio.