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2017.- Steely Dan co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker dies of esophageal cancer at 67.
2013.- Trisha Yearwood appears on TLC’s genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? The country singer discovers an English ancestor was a criminal before he immigrated to America.
2007 Rockabilly singer Janis Martin dies of cancer in Durham, North Carolina, at age 67. Known for her version of the pop/country song “Love Me to Pieces.”
2007 Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance marries Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn-Z backstage at Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution festival.
2004 Songwriter Roquel “Billy” Davis (also known as Tyran Carlo) dies in Detroit, Michigan, at age 72. Co-wrote many R&B/soul hits, including Jackie Wilson’s “Lonely Teardrops.”
1994 R&B singer Major Lance dies of heart disease in Decatur, Georgia, at age 55. Known for the 1963 hit “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um,” written by Curtis Mayfield.
1991Ike Turner is released from prison after serving 14 months for cocaine possession.
1991 Rush release their 14th studio album, Roll the Bones.
1982 Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” is released in the UK. The critics are not kind; Smash Hits calls it “fourth division reggae.”
1973 Pop singer Jennifer Paige is born Jennifer Paige Scoggins in Marietta, Georgia.
1970Canned Heat frontman Alan Wilson commits suicide at age 27 via barbiturate overdose. A litany of other rock artists soon die at the same age, including Jimi Hendrix two weeks later.
1970The Dave Clark Five call it quits after ten years.
1969 The 30th Elvis Presley movie, the ’20s period piece The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It), is released.
1967 A young Swedish singer named Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins a talent-show contest on the TV program Hyland’s Corner with her group the Anni-Frid Four. She would later become famous as one of the two female lead singers of ABBA.
1965 Lou Christie records “Lightnin’ Strikes.”
1963.- Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Beethoven is born in Marseilles, France, but would be raised in Davis, California, and Tucson, Arizona.
1963Frank Sinatra sells 2/3 of his record label, Reprise, to Warner Brothers, which assumes operation.
1960 Perry Bamonte (keyboardist/guitarist for The Cure) is born in London, England.
1955 Steve Jones (lead guitarist for The Sex Pistols) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.
1952 Leroy Smith (keyboardist for Sweet Sensation) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1948 Donald Brewer (drummer and co-lead singer for Grand Funk Railroad) is born in Flint, Michigan.
1947 Eric Bell (original guitarist for Thin Lizzy) is born in East Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1945 George Biondo (bass guitarist for Steppenwolf) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1945 Mike Harrison (lead singer of Spooky Tooth) is born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. Known for the 1969 song “Better By You, Better Than Me,” later covered by Judas Priest.
1942 Al Jardine of The Beach Boys is born in Lima, Ohio.
1934 Bluesman Freddie King is born in Gilmer, Texas. He is raised in Chicago’s South Side.
1933 Country singer Tompall Glaser (of The Glaser Brothers) is born Thomas Paul Glaser in Spalding, Nebraska.
1925 Country singer/songwriter Hank Thompson is born in Waco, Texas. Inspired the Thomas Cobb novel Crazy Heart and the 2009 film of the same name, starring Jeff Bridges.
1915 Memphis Slim is born John Len Chatman in Memphis, Tennessee.