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Births

1945 Howard Kaylan, known as Eddie of Flo & Eddie and vocalist for the Turtles and Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, is born in New York, NY.

1948 The ever innovative Todd Rundgren is born in Upper Darby, PA. Rundgren sang and played guitar for Utopia before embarking on a solo career. He is also know for producing records for artists as diverse as Badfinger, Meat Loaf, Grand Funk Railroad, the New York Dolls and XTC.


Deaths

1988 Jesse Ed Davis, perhaps the most versatile session guitarist of the late '60s and early '70s (having worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Neil Diamond, John Lennon and John Lee Hooker, among others), dies in Venice, CA of an apparent overdose. Davis can be seen backing Taj Mahal in the Rolling Stones' "Rock 'n' Roll Circus."


Events

1959 Chuck Berry's "Memphis" is released.

1963 The Safaris' "Wipe Out" is released.

1967 The drug possession trial of Rolling Stone members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards opens in London.

1968 Mason Williams' "Classical Gas" is released.

1968 The Jeff Beck group makes its U.S. debut in New York at The Fillmore East. Lead singer Rod Stewart has a bad case of stage fright and hides behind a speaker cabinet through the first song.

1969 Blind Faith's first and only LP is released.

1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to first degree murder charges for the killing of John Lennon, six months earlier.

1990 Billy Joel becomes the first pop artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.
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