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Births
1904 Glenn Miller, the man whose name is synonymous with the big band era of the 1940s, is born in Clarinda, Iowa.

1944 Roger Daltrey, lead vocalist of the Who, is born in London.

1944 Mike D'Abo, vocalist with Manfred Mann.


Events
1957 Chess Records releases Chuck Berry's "School Days." It will become his second top-10 hit, following "Maybellene."

1957 Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" debuts in U.K. where it will make it to #3.

1965 Petula Clark's first U.S. hit, "Downtown" is awarded a gold record.

1966 In Liverpool, over 100 youths barricade themselves inside the recently closed Cavern Club, where the Beatles began. They are upset about the club closing due to bankruptcy and at the same time keep the police out of the club.

1968 Johnny Cash and June Carter are married in Franklin, Kentucky. Songwriter and singer Merle Kilgore is best man.

1969 At Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium, Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for alledgedly exposing his penis during the show. Morrison is officially charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent behavior, open profanity and public drunkeness. He is found guilty in March 1970 of indecent exposure and profanity. His sentence totaling eight months hard labor and a $500 fine, is on appeal when Morrison dies in Paris in 1971.

1977 In Santa Monica, California, Sara Lowndes Dylan files for divorce from her husband of eleven years, Bob Dylan. The divorce is granted in June and she is given custody of their 5 kids and possession of their million-dollar home. Sara was the subject of such songs as "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," "Lay Lady Lay" and "Sara."

1977 Manfred Mann gets their first gold record for "Blinded by the Light," one of the several Bruce Springsteen songs covered the group. The song hit Number One the previous month, 13 years after Mann's first Number One song, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy."

1979 Elvis Costello begins a tour in Birmingham, Alabama to support his Armed Forces LP. During a stop in Columbus, Ohio, Costello has a much-publicised confrontation with singers Bonnie Bramlett and Stephen Stills in a hotel bar after casting a racial slur against Ray Charles.

1980 New York rock poet and singer Patti Smith marries veteran Detroit underground rocker and one-time MC5 member Fred "Sonic" Smith in Detriot.

1982 Swan Song Records releases the soundtrack of the film Death Wish II, written and produced by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. It's Page's first solo LP.

1995 R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry has to leave the stage during a Switzerland concert after having a brain aneurysm.
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