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Births
1940 Manfred Mann drummer Mike Hugg is born in Andover, England.

1945 Harvey Mandel, guitarist for Canned Heat, John Mayall, the Rolling Stones, and Barry Goldberg, is born in Detroit.

1947 Mark Stein, vocalist of Vanilla Fudge, is born in New Jersey.

1948 George Kooymans, guitarist with Dutch hard rockers Golden Earring, is born in the Hague.

1950 Bobby McFerrin, who is born today in New York.

1955 German singer Nina Hagen is born in Berlin.

1961 Mike Percy, member of Dead or Alive, is born today.

1961 Bruce Watson, guitarist with the UK band, Big Country, born in Ontario, Canada.

1962 Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come is born today in Hamburg.

1968 Lisa Loeb is born today.


Deaths
1988 Singer Andy Gibb dies of an inflammatory heart virus in Oxford, England. His first three singles, all million-sellers, topped Billboard's Hot 100: ``I Just Want to Be Your Everything'' (four weeks), ``(Love Is) Thicker Than Water'' (two weeks) and ``Shadow Dancing'' (seven weeks).

1989 Doc Green of the Drifters dies of cancer. Age 54.


Events
1942 Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra recorded "Sleepy Lagoon".

1959 "Raisin in the Sun" by Lorrain Hansberry opened on Broadway.

1963 In London, Manfred Mann's first concert was held.

1964 Elvis Presley's 14th movie, "Kissin' Cousins," was released.

1967 Beatles music publisher Dick James announces that "Yesterday" is the most covered song of all time, with 446 versions.

1967 Pink Floyd release their first single, "Arnold Layne," backed with "Candy and a Currant Bun."

1968 Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for his single, "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay".

1969 The Jackson 5 sign with Motown.

1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win

1977 Billy Idol's Generation X play a concert at Leicester University in England that ends in violence when a glass is broken over bassist Bob Andrews' head.

1977 The all-girl punk group, the Slits, make their debut in England in support of the Clash.

1982 Jimmy Sohns (Shadows of Knight) was arrested for distributing cocaine.

1989 The Replacements top the modern rock singles chart with "I'll Be You." Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth goes to No. 1 on the albums chart and stays there for five weeks.

1990 In London, Mick Jagger announced the Rolling Stones' upcoming European Tour at a press conference.

1991 Janet Jackson announces she is leaving A&M for Virgin. Virgin reportedly pays $40 million for her to deliver three albums.

1992 Eric Clapton records an episode of MTV Unplugged. The subsequent record becomes one of the best-selling of his career.

1997 Paul McCartney becomes Sir Paul McCartney after collecting his knighthood.

2000 KISS began their "Farewell Tour."
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