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1972 - “Horse With No Name” earned America a gold record.
1975 - John Lennon released the single “Stand By Me” in the US, a cover of the Ben E. King classic.
1981 - Jimmy Page appeared solo for the first time since Led Zeppelin disbanded, performing three encores with Jeff Beck at a concert in London.
1986 – Former Deep Purple frontman, Ian Gillan left Black Sabbath. He had joined three years earlier to replace Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne.
1986 - Jefferson Starship garnered a No. 1 hit with their tune, “Sara.”
1988 - After a long-standing addiction to cocaine, Andy Gibb died from myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart.
1998 - Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland released his solo debut, 12 Bar Blues on Atlantic Records.
2003 - A Spanish hairdresser dished out over $1,000 for a lock of George Harrison’s hair left over from a 1964 haircut. The lock was to be put on display at his Barcelona hairdressing museum.
2003 - Yusuf Islam, previously known as Cat Stevens, returned to the musical fray as he rerecorded his song “Peace Train.” “There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again. As a member of humanity and as a Muslim, this is my contribution to the call for peaceful solution,” Islam said.
1940 Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean
1947 Tom Scholz of Boston
1963 Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam
1966 Edie Brickell of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians (and wife of Paul Simon)
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