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2014.- Guitarist Dick Wagner dies of respiratory failure at age 71. Wagner is known for his associations with Lou Reed, KISS, David Bowie, and especially Alice Cooper.
2011.- U2 wrap up their 360 tour at Moncton, Canada. The final gross for the tour is $735 million, breaking the record set by The Rolling Stones on their A Bigger Bang tour, which ran from 2005-2007. Ed Sheeran sets a new mark in 2019 with $775 million on his ÷ (Divide) tour, but it takes him 255 shows to do it – U2s tour ran for 110 dates.
2010 Rapper T.I. marries Tameka “Tiny” Cottle of the R&B group Xscape in Miami Beach, Florida.
2004 While walking around London, The Isley Brothers’ Ronald Isley suffers a minor stroke and is admitted to a local hospital. He recovers in a matter of just a few weeks.
2002Bruce Springsteen releases The Rising.
2001 Performing at OzzFest in Clarkston, Michigan, a thong-clad Marilyn Manson wraps his legs around the head of a 26-year-old security guard and grinds into him. The guard sues, claiming his head was “completely engulfed” in Manson’s groin.
1995 Biggie Tembo (guitarist/lead vocalist for Bhundu Boys) commits suicide at age 37 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
1993 Don Myrick (saxophonist for Earth, Wind & Fire), age 53, is fatally shot by Santa Monica policemen during a narcotics investigation when the lighter he is holding is mistaken for a weapon.
1991 “Enter Sandman” is released as a single, serving as a preview of what’s to come from Metallica’s Black Album. With a cover of the early Queen classic “Stone Cold Crazy” on the B-side, it reaches #16 on the Hot 100, their best showing to this point.
1986 RCA releases John Denver from his contract, possibly over his new single, “What Are We Making Weapons For?,” which he recorded with the Russian singer Alexandre Gradsky. RCA had recently been acquired by General Electric, which was a top military contractor.
1982 The Ron Howard comedy Night Shift, starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton, debuts in theaters. The soundtrack features the song “That’s What Friends Are For,” performed by Rod Stewart. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, it becomes a huge hit four years later when Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder (aka Dionne & Friends) cover it for AIDS awareness, winning Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Song of the Year.
1977 Andy Gibb’s “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” enters the charts.
1971 Brad Hargreaves (drummer for Third Eye Blind) is born in Marin County, California.
1969 The Beatles record “You Never Give Me Your Money,” “Come Together,” “Polythene Pam,” “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window,” and “Carry That Weight.”
1968The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closes after seven months of bad business practices and rampant theft. With the group and its intimates having had the pick of the remaining inventory the night before, Apple Boutique employees are instructed to simply let people in off the street to take whatever merchandise they like. The store was closed that evening for good.
1966 .- The Troggs’ “Wild Thing” hits #1.
1966The Beatles’ Yesterday …And Today album hits #1 in America.
1965The Rolling Stones release their fourth US album, Out Of Our Heads.
1956Brenda Lee records “Jambalaya” and “Bigelow 6-500.”
1949 R&B singer Joyce Jones (of First Choice) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1949 Hugh Nicholson (guitarist for Marmalade from 1970-1973) is born in Rutherglen, Scotland.
1946 Jeffrey Hammond (bass guitarist for Jethro Tull) is born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
1945 Saxophonist David Sanborn, who would play as a session musician on David Bowie’s Young Americans, is born in Tampa, Florida.
1941Paul Anka is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1936Buddy Guy, a blues musician who starts his career in the ’60s as the house guitarist for Chess Records, is born in Lettsworth, Louisiana.
1929 Christine McGuire of The McGuire Sisters is born in Middletown, Ohio.