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2017.- Forty-one years after it was recorded, Neil Young’s Hitchhiker is finally released. It features the first recorded versions of “Pocahontas” and “Powderfinger.”
2017.- Troy Gentry of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry dies in a helicopter crash en route to a gig in Medford, New Jersey. He was 50.
2016 Prince Buster, a Jamaican native who popularized ska music in England, dies at age 78.
2010 Rich Cronin (of LFO) dies of a stroke while battling leukemia in Boston, Massuchusetts, at age 36.
2007Lynyrd Skynyrd is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
2002Gordon Lightfoot undergoes an emergency stomach operation in a suburban Toronto hospital.
2001 Jennifer Lopez’s “I’m Real” remix tops the Hot 100 for the first of five non-consecutive weeks. The pop singer gets some urban street cred with the help of guest rapper Ja Rule.
1997Cornershop release When I Was Born for the 7th Time, their third studio album. It contains the hit song “Brimful of Asha.”
1994.- At the MTV Video Music Awards, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (MCA), in character as “Nathanial Hornblower,” rushes the stage when R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” beats “Sabotage” for Best Direction. It’s the first such intrusion at the VMAs.
1994 Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil accept the Best Metal/Hard Rock Video Award at the MTV Video Music Awards for Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” clip, beating out Aerosmith (“Cryin'”), Anthrax (“Black Lodge”), and Rollins Band (“Liar”).
1992.- Tom Waits’ album Bone Machine drops a sonic avalanche of apocalyptic percussion sounds, snarls, and deathly wails – and fans love him for it.
1989 Rapper Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five dies at age 28 from a crack cocaine addiction.
1988Bad Religion return with their third album, Suffer – their first full-length in five years and one of their best selling albums of all time. Suffer sees the return of the classic How Could Hell Be Any Worse? lineup, now a five-piece featuring Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar), Greg Hetson (guitar), Jay Bentley (bass) and Pete Finestone (drums).
1987 Rush bring back Peter Collins, producer of Power Windows, for Hold Your Fire. Featuring Top Five singles “Time Stand Still” and “Force Ten,” Power Windows goes Gold but is the first Rush album in nine years to fail to reach the Billboard Top 10 or to achieve Platinum status in the US.
1980 Eric Hutchinson (“Rock and Roll,” “OK, It’s Alright With Me”) is born in Takoma Park, Maryland.
1979.- Pink is born Alecia Beth Moore in Abington, Pennsylvania.
1978David Bowie releases his second live album, Stage. The album was recorded at concerts in Philadelphia, Providence and Boston.
1976 Riding the wave of his Frampton Comes Alive! album, Peter Frampton gets invited by President Gerald Ford to spend the day at the White House.
1972Neil Young’s girlfriend, the actress Carrie Snodgrass, gives birth to his first child, a son Zeke, who has cerebral palsy. His next child, Ben, also has the condition.
1966American Bandstand host Dick Clark guests on ABC-TV’s Batman.
1965 An ad appears in Variety looking for “Four Insane Boys, Ages 17-21” to star in a new TV show: The Monkees.
1960 David Steele (bassist for Fine Young Cannibals) is born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England.
1960 Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann is born in Bon Air, Virginia. With her group ‘Til Tuesday, she has a hit with “Voices Carry,” and later embarks on a successful solo career.
1958 David Lewis (lead singer/guitarist for Atlantic Starr) is born.
1957Bobby Helms makes his national TV debut, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1956Elvis Presley first appears on the cover of TV Guide.
1956Eddie Cochran signs a contract with Liberty Records.
1954 The DJ Alan Freed makes his move from Cleveland to New York, where he begins broadcasting his “Alan Freed Rock ‘n’ Roll Show” on WINS. The first white DJ to play black music, Freed brings R&B music to a wider audience in New York, and the sound quickly goes mainstream with the rise of Elvis and the popularization of rock music.
1947 Ben Orr (lead singer/bassist for The Cars) is born Benjamin Orzechowski in Lakewood, Ohio.
1946 Dean Daughtry (keyboardist for Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born in Kinston, Alabama.
1945.- Pop singer Cathy Jean Giordano (of Cathy Jean & the Roommates) is born in Brooklyn, New York. Known for the 1961 hit “Please Love Me Forever.”
1945 Kelly Groucutt (bassist and co-lead vocalist for Electric Light Orchestra) is born Michael William Groucutt in Coseley, Staffordshire, England.
1942 Brian Cole (bass guitarist for The Association) is born in Tacoma, Washington.
1935 The Hoboken Four, featuring a 19-year-old Frank Sinatra, appear on NBC’s popular radio program Major Bowes and His Original Amateur Hour. They sing the Mills Brothers song “Shine” and earn the most votes in the history of the show, with 40,000 people calling in.
1934 Country singer Bill Parsons is born in Crossville, Tennessee. Known for his association with Bobby Bare, who was the real voice on the 1959 hit “The All American Boy,” which was mistakenly credited to co-writer Parsons.
1933 Playback singer Asha Bhosle is born in Imperial India. She goes on to record more songs than anyone in history, mostly for Bollywood films.
1932 Country singer Patsy Cline is born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, to Hilda, a 16-year-old seamstress, and Sam, a 43-year-old blacksmith.
1897Jimmie Rodgers is born in Meridian, Mississippi. Known as “The Singing Brakeman” because of his early railroad job, he becomes one of the first country music stars.
1841 Composer Antonin Dvorak is born near Prague, Czech Republic (then part of Bohemia in the Austrian Empire).