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2018.- Paul Simon, having completed his farewell tour, appears as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live for the ninth time on his 77th birthday.
2016.- Jon Sudano posts a video on YouTube where he sings the lyrics to Smash Mouth’s “All Star” over the music to John Lennon’s “Imagine.” It takes off, and he racks up millions of views with similar videos where he sings “All Star” over other famous songs, including “Y.M.C.A.,” “Under the Bridge” and “Wonderwall.”
2016Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Previous winners in this category include William Golding, John Steinbeck, and William Faulkner. He’s the first American to win since Toni Morrison in 1993.
2009 Jazz crooner Al Martino, also known for his role as Johnny Fontane in The Godfather, dies in Springfield, Pennsylvania, at age 82.
2008 Five months after marrying Jay-Z, Beyoncé releases the sassy “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” It goes to #1 in America for four weeks and win the Grammy for Song of the Year.
2007T.I. is arrested just hours before he is scheduled to perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards. According to police, the rapper paid $12,000 to a bodyguard to buy three guns for him. Police take him into custody on weapons charges and place him in federal custody over the weekend.
2002 The Spanish sisterly act Las Ketchup scores a UK #1 hit with the strangely infectious “The Ketchup Song.” In the US, the song stalls at #54.
1997 Matchbox 20 (which in early 2000 changes its name to Matchbox Twenty) embarks on its first headlining tour in Las Vegas with opening act Lila Haydn & Her Band.
1997Billy Joel plays his new classical compositions on National Public Radio’s Performance Today show.
1992Linda McCartney releases Linda McCartney’s Sixties: Portrait of an Era, a collection of her most memorable works as a rock photographer. The book includes photos of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (including husband Paul McCartney), The Who, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison (The Doors), Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Otis Redding.
1987 Sting releases his second solo album, …Nothing Like the Sun.
1986Joni Mitchell’s Ladies Of The Canyon is certified Platinum by the RIAA.
1980Ashanti is born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas in Glen Cove, New York.
1980 George Jones wins Single of the Year at the Country Music Association awards for “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” starting a career resurgence for the Country legend.
1979 “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson tops the Hot 100.
1977 R&B singer Shirley Brickley (of The Orlons) is shot to death by an intruder in her home, at age 32.
1971The Velvet Vampire is released in the US; the soundtrack includes “Evil Hearted Woman Blues” performed live by its composer Johnny Shines.
1968 Florence Ballard (of The Supremes) gives birth to twin daughters, born two months premature.
1960 Marie Osmond is born Olive Marie Osmond in Ogden, Utah. Known for her 1973 country cover of “Paper Roses” and her collaboration with brother Donny for a TV variety show.
1957 The Four Preps, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby all appear on a CBS television special to introduce the brand new Edsel automobile.
1956 The Bill Haley film Don’t Knock The Rock starts filming.
1948John Ford Coley, folk rock/country singer and instrumentalist, is born in Dallas, Texas.
1947Sammy Hagar is born in Salinas, California. He replaces David Lee Roth as lead singer of Van Halen from 1985-1996, before returning in 2004.
1944 Robert Lamm (keyboardist and songwriter for Chicago) is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1927 Country singer Anita Kerr, leader of The Anita Kerr Singers, is born Anita Jean Grilli in Memphis, Tennessee. Her group will perform backing vocals for Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, Roy Orbison, and Willie Nelson, among others.