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1965, The Who, Manfred Mann, Long John Baldry, The Birds, Solomon Burke, Zoot Money and Marianne Faithfull all appeared at Uxbridge Blues Festival, England.
1965, The Four Tops went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I Can’t Help Myself.” Lead singer Levi Stubbs had not been satisfied with the recording session and was promised that he could do it again the following day, but no other session ever took place. The track that became a hit was just the second take of the song.
1968, The Rolling Stones scored their seventh U.K. #1 single when “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” hit the top of the charts.
1969, The Doors appeared at the PNE Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, Canada.
1974, The Jackson Five played two shows at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland.
1980, Donna Summer became the first act to be signed by David Geffen to his new Geffen record label.
1987, Guns N’ Roses made their U.K. live debut at a sold out Marquee Club in London.
1990, Prince played the first of 12 sold-out nights at Wembley Arena in London, England on his current Nude European tour.
1992, The Greenpeace Stop Sellafield, campaign concert took place at G-Mex in Manchester, England with U2, Big Audio Dynamite II, Public Enemy and Kraftwerk.
Born on this day:
1936, Tommy DeVito, guitar, vocals, The Four Seasons
1948, Nick Drake, singer, songwriter, guitarist
1950, Ann Wilson, vocals, Heart
1962, Paula Abdul, singer, dancer
1964, Brian Vander Ark, vocals, guitar, The Verve Pipe
1970, Brian “Head” Welch, guitar, Korn