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2011.- T.I. is arrested just days after serving an 11-month sentence at the US Penitentiary in Arkansas. Under his probation agreement, the rapper was allowed to provide his own transportation from Arkansas to a halfway house in Atlanta. However, prison officials objected to his vehicle of choice – a luxury SUV motor coach – and took him back into custody for violating his parole.
2008.- Rage Against The Machine, in Minneapolis to protest the Republican National Convention, are blocked by police, who refuse to let them perform. Rage goes into the crowd and does two songs using a megaphone; riots ensue.
2008 At the GQ “Men of the Year” Awards, Lily Allen manages to drink herself into oblivion, insults her co-host Sir Elton John and ends the night by leaking news of her brother’s recent engagement in London.
1998 Sandra Denton (aka Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa) gives birth to a daughter named Egypt. The father is Naughty by Nature rapper Treach.
1994Hootie & the Blowfish make their first of several appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman. They are still well under the radar at this point, but take off a few months later.
1993Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for “Plush.”
1989.- Thanks to a saucy Flashdance-inspired video directed by David Fincher, Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted” goes to #1 in America.
1989N.W.A.’s “Express Yourself” debuts at #45 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming their second single to reach that chart.
1986Debbie Gibson, a 16-year-old high school student from Long Island, signs to Atlantic Records, which is impressed by the many songs she has written and demoed in her home studio.
1978George Harrison marries Olivia Arias.
1975 Soul/R&B singer Tony Thompson (lead singer for Hi-Five) is born Waco, Texas. He would be raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1971Grateful Dead have their former manager, Lenny Hart, arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the group’s coffers.
1969 R&B singer K-Ci Hailey (of Jodeci) is born in Monroe, North Carolina.
1966Fear Factory guitarist and co-founder Dino Cazares is born in El Centro, California.
1965 The Beatles’ “Help!” is certified Gold.
1958.- Jerry Augustyniak (drummer for 10,000 Maniacs) is born in Sloan, New York.
1957 Steve Porcaro (keyboardist for Toto) is born in Hartford, Connecticut.
1956Elvis Presley records “When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Old Shep,” “Paralyzed,” “Too Much,” and “Anyplace Is Paradise.”
1956 Fritz McIntyre (keyboardist for Simply Red) is born in Birmingham, England.
1953 American composer John Zorn is born in New York City. As a child, he shows an eccentric fascination with sound and avant-garde music that prompts his parents to get him psychologically evaluated.
1951 Mik Kaminski (violinist for Electric Light Orchestra) is born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
1946.- Billy Preston is born in Houston, Texas. He is raised in Los Angeles, California. Aside from being a sought-after session musician for acts like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the affable performer with the gap-toothed grin becomes a star in his own right with a number of funky hits throughout the ’70s.
1946 Rocker Marty Grebb (of The Buckinghams) is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1943 Soul/R&B singer Joe Simon is born in Simmesport, Louisiana. Known for the Grammy Award-winning song “The Chokin’ Kind” (1969).
1943 R&B singer Rosalind Ashford (of Martha and the Vandellas) is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1940 Teen idol Jimmy Clanton is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Known for the swamp pop/R&B hits “Just a Dream” (1958) and “Venus in Blue Jeans” (1962).
1939 R&B singer Bobby Dickey (of James & Bobby Purify) is born in Tallahassee, Florida.
1939 Soul singer Sam Gooden (of The Impressions) is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1934Russ Columbo dies when his friend’s antique gun accidentally fires and strikes him in the eye. The 26-year-old singer’s friends and family hide the news from his ailing mother, fearing the shock will kill her. Through an elaborate scheme of writing fake letters and using old recordings to simulate live broadcasts, it appears that Columbo is alive and well, but busy. The subterfuge lasts until her death a decade later.
1925 Hugo Montenegro, orchestra leader and film composer, is born in New York City.
1925.- Pianist Russ Conway is born Trevor Herbert Stanford in Bristol, England. Known for hit instrumental singles like “Side Saddle” and “Roulette,” both released in 1959.