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1953, Elvis Presley graduated from IC Hulmes High School in Memphis; his graduation photo shows him to have a split curl in the middle of his forehead, later to become his trademark.
1967, The Doors appeared at Steve Paul's Scene, New York City, Jimi Hendrix was in the audience.
1970, Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London's Lyceum.
1972, Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York.
1980, Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Glass Houses, his second U.S. #1 album.
1986, three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.
1987, Madonna played the first date on her Who's That Girl World Tour at the Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan. The tour became the highest-grossing tour ever, grossing over $20 million.
1991, Nirvana appeared at The Palladium, Hollywood, California.
1995, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant. For more on Rory Gallagher go here.
2002, Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honors.
Born on this day
1945, Rod Argent, keyboards, The Zombies, Argent
1949, Jim Lea, bass, piano, violin, Slade
1961, Boy George, singer, Culture Club