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2017.- Journey members Jonathan Cain, Arnel Pineda and Ross Valory get a tour of the White House and a photo with President Trump in the Oval Office thanks to Cain’s wife, Paula, who is chairwoman of Trump’s evangelical advisory board and delivered the invocation at his inauguration. The visit doesn’t sit well with the band’s guitarist, Neal Schon, who blasts Cain on social media and accuses him of using the band to promote his religious views.
2013.- At Gillette Stadium in Boston, Taylor Swift brings out Carly Simon to sing with her on “You’re So Vain,” which like many of Swift’s hits, takes aim at a famous ex. Swift claims that backstage after the show, Simon whispered in her ear the identity of the man she was singing about in “Vain.”
2009 A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that Michael Jackson’s personal doctor administered a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep, and authorities believe the drug is what killed the Pop singer.
2006 The company behind file-sharing service Kazaa agrees to pay record labels over $115 million in damages for piracy.
2001 Saxophonist Harold Land dies from a stroke at age 72.
2001 Leon Wilkeson (bass guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, from chronic liver and lung disease at age 49.
1999 Jazz trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison (of Count Basie’s orchestra) dies in Columbus, Ohio, at age 83.
1994Bob Seger serves jury duty in Michigan and, as the foreman in a criminal trial, finds the defendant guilty.
1993Steve Vai’s third solo album, Sex & Religion, is issued. The release is credited simply to “Vai,” and is his first to feature traditional vocals, which were provided by a then-unknown Devin Townsend.
1992Michael Jackson sues the London tabloid Daily Mirror over claims that too many plastic surgeries have left him permanently disfigured.
1990 “Rockin’ Robin” singer Bobby Day dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 60.
1987Rick Astley’s first single, “Never Gonna Give You Up,” is released in America. It climbs to #1 in March 1988, and in 2008 becomes the basis for the Rickrolling trend.
1986 At a Cure concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California, a shirtless man with a cowboy hat goes to the center of the floor section and stabs himself repeatedly with a hunting knife. He survives, and is identified as 38-year-old Jonathan Moreland. He claims he was trying to impress a girl who jilted him.
1986 Nancy Wilson (of Heart) marries screenwriter Cameron Crowe at her sister Ann’s home. They remain married until 2010.
1985 Paul Young hits #1 with “Everytime You Go Away,” a cover of a Hall & Oates song released in 1980. It’s the only Hall & Oates cover ever to make the Top 40.
1984.- Metallica release their second album, Ride The Lightning, via Megaforce Records. It is reissued a short time later when they sign to Elektra Records.
1983Metallica launch their Kill ‘Em All For One tour (with co-headliners Raven) at the Royal Manor in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1981Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry releases her first solo album, KooKoo. Its highest charting single is “Backfired,” which hits #43 in the US, but the album still sells over 500,000 copies.
1976John Lennon ends his four-year fight to stay in the US as a special government hearing grants him a green card (Number A-17-597-321).
1976Bruce Springsteen sues his manager Mike Appel for fraud and mismanagement. Appel counter-sues, and the legal action keeps Springsteen from recording for about 15 months, a time Springsteen spends touring. The case eventually settles out of court.
1974 After 23 years, Dinah Shore leaves the NBC network when it cancels her morning program Dinah’s Place to make room for game shows.
1974 John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1973 The self-titled debut by the New York Dolls is released via Mercury Records (and produced by Todd Rundgren). The album spawns such glam/proto-punk classics as “Personality Crisis,” “Looking for a Kiss,” “Trash,” and “Jet Boy.”
1973 Thousands of people hit Watkins Glen, New York, for the “Summer Jam” one day before the music festival is scheduled to begin. The crowd is already so large and so raucous that The Band turn their sound-check into a mini-set. The Allman Brothers Band follows in similar character by rocking through “One Way Out” and “Ramblin’ Man.” The Grateful Dead come next with a two-set explosion. This impromptu jam tires them not at all, and the next day they still scramble psyches with two long sets.
1968 The Rascals release “People Got To Be Free.”
1968 Mama Cass Elliot releases “Dream A Little Dream Of Me.”
1967Juliana Hatfield is born in Wiscasset, Maine.
1962Soul Asylum bass player Karl Mueller is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1950Paper Lace rhythm guitarist Michael “Mick” Vaughan is born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
1949 Singer/actress Maureen McGovern is born in Youngstown, Ohio.
1944.- “Ode To Billie Joe” singer Bobbie Gentry is born Roberta Lee Streeter in Chickasaw County, Mississippi.
1942 Peggy Lee records “Why Don’t You Do Right?”
1933 Nick Reynolds of the The Kingston Trio is born in San Diego, California.
1929 Harvey Fuqua of The Moonglows is born in Louisville, Kentucky.
1927 Bob Morse (of the Jazz/Pop vocal group The Hi-Lo’s) is born in Pasadena, California.
1924 Italian composer/pianist Ferruccio Busoni dies.
1922 Record producer Bob Thiele is born in New York City. Co-wrote Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” under the pseudonym George Douglas.
1920 Henry D. “Homer” Haynes (of the country music parody duo Homer and Jethro) is born near Knoxville, Tennessee.