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Births
1917 Leonard Chess is born in Motol, Poland. He founded the legendary Chicago-based Chess label.

1922 Writer and poet Jack Kerouac born in Lowell, MA.

1925 Film soundtrack specialist Georges Delerue (Jules et Jim, Platoon, Joe Versus the Volcano) is born in Roubaix, France.

1940 Al Jarreau born in Milwaukee, WI.

1942 Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner is born in San Francisco.

1946 Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood to Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli.

1948 James Taylor is born in Boston.

1957 Steve Harrisof Iron Maiden is born in Leytonstone, England.

1957 Marlon Jackson, born in Gary, Indiana.

1969 Guitarist Graham Coxon of Blur is born.


Deaths
1955 Jazz Saxophonist Charlie Parker died of a heart attack in New York City while watching Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra on television. He was 34.

1998 English singer Judge Dread dies onstage in Canterbury after suffering a heart attack. He was 53.


Events
1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "Maybe Baby."

1958 In Philadelphia, singer Billie Holiday is given a year's probation after pleading guilty to a 1956 charge of narcotics possession.

1965 The Beatles finish their location shooting of Help! in the Bahamas. In an interview with The New York Times Beatles manager Brian Epstein predicts that the band will still be popular in 10 years and says that the Rolling Stones "a fine group."

1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in London.

1969 At the 11th annual Grammy Awards, the Record of the Year is Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson."

1971 John Lennon releases his solo single "Power to the People".

1971 Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias.

1974 Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.

1981 Bow Wow Wow were forced to cancel the first dates of a UK tour after Greater London Council stated that singer Annabella Lwin aged 15 would be guilty of truancy.

1983 U2's War enters the U.K. albums chart at No. 1.

1990 Nirvana and Tad appeared at the Town Pump in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1996 The album "Unplugged" was released by KISS.

1998 Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it had banned Liam Gallagher of Oasis after an incident on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia.

1998 Korn served a cease-and-desist demand to a Michigan assistant principal, the high school and the school district who suspended a student for wearing a T-shirt that had the band's name on it.

2003 The Chinese government ordered the Rolling Stones to eliminate four songs from their upcoming performances in Shanghai and Beijing. The banned songs were "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women," "Beast of Burden," and "Let's Spend the Night Together."
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