Boogie-woogie poineer Pinetop Smith is shot dead in a Chicago dance hall. 1932
Producer Arif Mardin is born in Istanbul, Turkey. 1940
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is born in Berkeley, Calif. 1944
Sly Stone is born in Dallas.
Beach Boy Mike Love is born in Baldwin Hills, Calif. 1946
Howard Scott, guitarist with the Latin funk group War, is born in San Pedro, Calif.
Ry Cooder is born in Los Angeles. 1953
Fabulous Thunderbirds bassist Preston Hubbard is born in Providence, R.I. 1955
Twisted Sister frontman, DJ Daniel "Dee" Snider is born in Massapequa, N.Y. 1962
Terence Trent D'Arby is born in New York. 1964
Rockwell is born in Detroit to Motown founder Berry Gordy. 1966
At the 8th annual Grammy Awards, Album of the Year is Frank Sinatra's September of My Years. Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass' recording of "A Taste of Honey" is named Record of the Year. 1968
Singer Sabrina is born in Salerno, Italy. 1972
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 is born. 1975
Mickey Finn leaves T.Rex. Marc Bolan says he will carry on under his own name.
Robert Wyatt begins recording Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard, his third solo album and the follow-up to the acclaimed Rock Bottom.
Led Zeppelin sell 30,000 tickets to their shows at London's Earls Court in six hours. 1980
The Clash's feature film Rude Boy opens at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. 1999
Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, and Dusty Springfield are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.