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May 26, 2009

2008 – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth.

2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles.

2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins Season Three of “American Idol.”

1999 – British punk band Manic Street Preachers refuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales’ parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present.

1999 – Backstreet Boys’ album “Millennium” sells 1.13 million units in its first week out, establishing a new SoundScan-era record for sales in a single week.

1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley secretly get married in the Dominican Republic. Elvis’ daughter files for a divorce 20 months later citing irreconcilable differences.

1980 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Funkytown,” Lipps, Inc.

1977 – KISS announces its Marvel Comic book debut and deposits band members’ blood in the comic book ink at the Marvel printing plant.

1974 – The crowd loses control at a London concert by teen heartthrob David Cassidy and stampedes. More than 1,000 people need medical treatment and a 14-year-old girl dies.

1970 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everything Is Beautiful,” Ray Stevens.

1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono start their second week-long Bed-In for Peace, this one in Montreal, Canada. During this week, they write “Give Peace a Chance” with Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers and Dick Gregory.

1968 – R&B singer Little Willie John dies of a heart attack at Washington State Prison in Walla Walla, Wash. He is 30.

1967 – Bass guitarist Kristen Pfaff of Hole is born near Buffalo, N.Y.

1964 – Lenny Kravitz is born in New York City.

1959 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Battle of New Orleans,” Johnny Horton.

1949 – Country musician Hank Williams and his wife, Audrey Shepard, welcome their first child, Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams), born in Shreveport, La.

1948 – Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac is born in Phoenix, Ariz.

1946 – Guitarist Mick Ronson is born in Yorkshire, England.

1944 – Verden Allen of Mott the Hoople is born in Neath, Wales.

1940 – Levon Helm of the Band is born in Marvell, Ark.

1940 – Ray Ennis of Swinging Blue Jeans is born in Liverpool, England.

1933 – Country singer Jimmie Rodgers dies of a lung hemorrhage in New York City. He is 35.

1926 – Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is born in Alton, Ill.

1920 – Singer-actress Peggy Lee (Norma Deloris Egstrom) is born in Jamestown, N.D.

1909 – Blues musician “Papa Charlie” McCoy is born in Jackson, Miss.

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May 27, 2009

2006 – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.”

1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander.

1975 – André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) of OutKast is born in Atlanta.

1971 – Rapper Left Eye (Lisa Nicole Lopes) of TLC is born in Philadelphia.

1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Brown Sugar,” the Rolling Stones.

1961 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Travelin’ Man,” Ricky Nelson.

1958 – Neil Finn of Crowded House is born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.

1957 – The Buddy Holly & the Crickets hit “That’ll Be the Day” is released.

1948 – Pete Sears of Jefferson Starship and Jefferson Airplane is born in Kent, England.

1947 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Heartaches,” Ted Weems Orchestra/Elmo Tanner.

1945 – Singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn is born in Ottawa, Ontario.

1944 – Lenny Davidson of the Dave Clark Five is born in Enfield, Middlesex.

1943 – Singer-songwriter Cilla Black (Priscilla Maria Veronica White) is born in Liverpool, England.

1935 – Jazz musician Ramsey Lewis is born in Chicago.

1932 – Blues musician Junior Parker is born in Clarksdale, Miss. (Some say West Memphis, Ark.)

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2001 – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55.

1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California.

1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.

1968 – Pop singer Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Australia.

1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Mrs. Robinson,” Simon & Garfunkel.

1961 – Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals is born in Birmingham, England.

1957 – Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie & the Banshees is born in London.

1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif.

1944 – Singer-songwriter Billy Vera (William McCord) is born in Riverside, Calif.

1944 – R&B singer Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight & the Pips is born in Atlanta.

1944 – Country singer Gary Stewart is born in Jenkins, Ky.

1938 – Ska musician Prince Buster (Cecil Bustamente Campbell) is born in Kingston,

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May 29

2005 – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78.

1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, Calif., four years after his disappearance. His death is ruled a suicide.

1997 – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis, Tenn. He is 30.

1996 – Jazz pianist James George “Jimmy” Rowles dies at the age of 78.

1995 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” Bryan Adams.

1989 – John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service dies of chronic emphysema at the age of 45.

1979 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hot Stuff,” Donna Summer.

1976 – Dave Buckner of Papa Roach is born in Los Angeles.

1975 – Scary Spice (Melanie Brown) of the Spice Girls is born in Leeds, England.

1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Brown Sugar,” the Rolling Stones.

1969 – Chand Kinchla of Blues Traveler is born in Ontario, Canada.

1967 – Noel Gallagher of Oasis is born in Manchester, England.

1962 – Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, and Judy Garland’s “Judy at Carnegie Hall” wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.

1961 – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, Kan.

1950 – Rebbie Jackson (Maureen Reillette Jackson) is born in Gary, Ind.

1945 – Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is born in London.

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May 30, 2009

2000 – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week.

2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death during World War II, dies at his home in Santa Ana, Calif. He is 86.

1996 – John Kahn of the Jerry Garcia Band dies at age 48 of complications from heart disease at his home in Mill Valley, Calif.

1993 – Jazz composer and orchestra leader Sun Ra dies in Birmingham, Ala., after months of hospitalization following a stroke.

1992 – Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell marry in Montauk, Long Island, N.Y. It is 24-year-old Brickell’s first marriage. Simon, 50, was married twice before.

1988 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “One More Try,” George Michael.

1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “My Love,” Paul McCartney & Wings.

1972 – Bruce Springsteen auditions for Columbia Records’ John Hammond. He signs with the label a month later.

1971 – Bassist Patrick Dahlheimer of Live is born in York, Penn.

1968 – The Beatles begin recording their double LP, “The Beatles,” which is known as “The White Album.”

1964 – Guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave is born in New York City.

1963 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “It’s My Party,” Lesley Gore.

1958 – Marie Fredriksson of Roxette is born in Össjö, Sweden.

1955 – Topper Headon (Nicholas Bowen Headon) of the Clash is born in Kent, England.

1944 – Lenny Davidson of the Dave Clark Five is born in London.

1909 – Bandleader Benny Goodman is born in Chicago.

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May 31

2000 – Latin bandleader Tito Puente dies in a New York hospital as a result of complications from open-heart surgery. He is 77.

2000 – Singer Johnnie Taylor dies of a heart attack in Dallas. He is 66.

1998 – Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell confirms her departure from The Spice Girls, citing differences between herself and her band mates.

1996 – Elsbeary Hobbs of the Drifters dies of throat and lung cancer at Veterans Hospital in Manhattan at the age of 59.

1993 – Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Hurley welcome their first child in Red Bank, N.J. They name her Stephanie Rose.

1987 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” Kim Wilde.

1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I’ll Take You There,” the Staple Singers.

1964 – Dave Clark Five makes the first of 12 appearance on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”

1964 – Darryl McDaniels of Run D.M.C. is born in New York City.

1962 – Musician Corey Hart is born in Montreal, Canada.

1957 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Love Letters in the Sand,” Pat Boone.

1954 – Disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson is born in Harlem, N.Y.

1948 – John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is born in Worcestershire, England.

1944 – Mick Ralphs of Mott the Hoople and Bad Company is born in Herefordshire, England.

1938 – Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary is born in New York City.

1930 – Actor, director, musician Clint Eastwood is born in San Francisco, Calif.

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June 01

2007 – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31.

2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61.

2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting.
1997 – Kenny Rogers marries his production assistant Wanda Miller at their farm in Athens, Ga. It is the fifth marriage for Rogers, 58.

1995 – Alan Wilder leaves Depeche Mode.

1992 – Rod Stewart and his wife, model Rachel Hunter, have their first child, Renee, in London. Stewart has three other children.

1991 – Temptations co-founder David Ruffin dies of an apparent drug overdose in Philadelphia. He is 50.

1984 – Nathaniel Nelson of the Flamingos dies of a heart attack in Boston.

1974 – Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette is born in Ottawa, Ontario.

1974 – John Cale, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers and Nico record the live LP “June 1, 1974.”

1971 – The two-room shack in Tupelo, Miss., where Elvis Presley was born opens as a tourist attraction.

1969 – During their “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance” with friends Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary.

1967 – The Beatles release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

1967 – David Bowie releases his self-titled debut album.

1964 – The Rolling Stones arrive at New York’s Kennedy Airport for their first U.S. tour.

1964 – Dolly Parton moves to Nashville, Tenn., one day after her high school graduation.

1960 – Simon Gallup of the Cure is born in Surrey, England.

1959 – Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode is born in London.

1950 – Graham Russell of Air Supply is born in Nottingham, England.

1947 – Ronnie Wood of the Faces and the Rolling Stones is born in London.

1945 – Pop singer Linda Scott (Linda Joy Sampson) is born in Queens, N.Y.

1934 – Singer Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) is born in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Hey man, do you have anything on Gram Parsons? He was kinda from the Jax area, just curious.


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June 02

2008 – Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure in Archer, Fla., at the age of 79.

2006 – Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commits suicide in Sonoma County, Calif. He is 55.

2000 – Western swing pioneer Adolph Hofner dies at his home in San Antonio. He is 84.

1999 – Junior Braithwaite, one of the original members of Bob Marley’s Wailers, is shot and killed in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 47.

1999 – Backstreet Boys surpass Garth Brooks’ first-week sales record of 1.08 million, when “Millennium” sells over 1.13 million in its first.

1997 – Jazz trumpeter Adolphus Doc Cheatham dies of a stroke in Washington, D.C. He is 91.

1992 – Freedom Williams quits C+C Music Factory. Williams also files a $10 million fraud and breach of contract suit in New York against the group.

1987 – Classical guitarist Andres Segovia dies of a heart attack. Age 94.

1985 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Tears For Fears.

1976 – Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is born in East Sussex, England.

1975 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” John Denver.

1972 – Former teen idol Dion performs in a reunion concert with The Belmonts at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1970 – B-Real (Louis Freese) of Cypress Hill is born in Los Angeles.

1964 – The Rolling Stones make their U.S. debut performance at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Mass.

1960 – Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is born in London.

1954 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Little Things Mean a Lot,” Kitty Kallen.

1944 – Composer Marvin Hamlisch is born in New York City.

1941 – William Guest of Gladys Knight and the Pips is born in Atlanta.

1941 – Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is born in London.

1937 – Singer-songwriter Jimmy Jones is born in Birmingham, Ala.

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The billboard.com site hasn't updated since the 2nd so these are coming from http://www.thisdayinmusic.com until they are back up.

June 3rd

1942, Born on this day, Curtis Mayfield, US singer, songwriter. Member of The Impressions, (1965 US No.7 single 'Lilies Of The Field'). Solo, (1971 UK No.12 single 'Move On Up', 1972 US No.4 single 'Freddie's Dead, Theme From Superfly'). He died on December 26th 1999.

1943, Born on this day, Michael Clarke, drummer, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). Clarke died of liver failure on December 19th 1993.

1946, Born on this day, Ian Hunter, vocals, guitar, Mott The Hoople, (1972 UK No.3 single 'All The Young Dudes'), solo 1975 UK No.14 single 'Once Bitten twice Shy'. One half of Hunter Ronson with Mick Ronson. Wrote the book 'Diary Of A Rock 'n' Roll Star').

1946, Born on this day, John Paul Jones, bass, keyboards, producer, Led Zeppelin, (1969 US No.4 single 'Whole Lotta Love'. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic 'Stairway To Heaven', has sold over 11 million copies). As a session player in the 1960's he worked with The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Jeff Beck, Herman's Hermits, Lulu, Tom Jones. Worked with R.E.M. on 1992 'Automatic For The People' album.

1947, Born on this day, Dave Alexander, bass, Iggy Pop And The Stooges. Died 10th February 1975.

1947, Born on this day, Mickey Finn, T Rex, percussion, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). Finn died on January 11th 2002.

1949, Elvis Presley received an 'A' in language but only a 'C' in music on his 8th grade report card at Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

1950, Born on this day, Florian Pilkington-Miksa, Curved Air, (1971 UK No.4 single 'Back Street Luv').

1950, Born on this day, Suzi Quatro, vocals, bass, (1973 UK No.1 single 'Can The Can', plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles, 1979 US No.4 single with Chris Norman, (Stumblin' In').

1951, Born on this day, Deniece Williams, US singer, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.3 single with Johnny Mathis 'Too Much Too Little Too Late', 1984 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Let's Hear It For The Boy'). Worked as a backing singer with Stevie Wonder's group Wonderlove.

1952, Born on this day, Billy Powell, keyboards, Lynyrd Skynyrd, (1974 US No. 8 single, 'Sweet Home Alabama', 1982 UK No.21 single 'Freebird'). Died at the age of 56 of a suspected heart attack in Florida on 28th Jan 2009. Powell called police saying he was having trouble breathing and emergency services tried to resuscitate the musician but he was pronounced dead an hour later.

1954, Born on this day, Dan Hill, singer, (1978 US No.3 & UK No. 13 single 'Sometimes When We Touch').

1956, Born on this day, Danny Wilde, singer, songwriter, Great Buildings, The Rembrandts, (1990 US Top 20 hit ‘Just the Way It Is, Baby’, 1995, UK No. 3 single ‘I’ll Be There For You’, Theme from Friends).

1957, The Isley Brothers released their first single 'The Angel's Cried'.

1961, Born on this day, El Debarge, Debarge, (1985 UK No.4 single 'Rhythm Of The Night).

1962, Born on this day, David Cole, C & C Music Factory, (1991 UK No.4 single 'Things That Make You Go Hmmm..., 1991 US No.1 single 'Gonna Make You Sweat'). Produced Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Cole died January 24th 1995.

1964, Born on this day, Kerry King, guitar, Slayer, (1995 UK No.50 single 'Serenity In Murder').

1964, during a photo session Ringo Starr was taken ill suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, days before a world tour was about to start. After a last-minute phone call from George Martin, session drummer Jimmy Nichol rushed over to EMI Studios, where he and The Beatles ran through six songs from their tour repertoire in a quick rehearsal. Nichol replaced Ringo and became a Beatle for eleven days.

1965, Born on this day, Mike Gordon, bass, banjo, piano, harmonica and percussion, Phish. Also an award-winning filmmaker.

1967, Aretha Franklin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Otis Redding hit 'Respect'. A No.10 hit on the UK chart. Aretha scored her first UK No.1 20 years later with a duet with George Michael 'I Knew You Were Waiting'.

1967, The Doors ‘Light My Fire’ was released in the US, it went on to be No.1 on the singles chart two months later.

1968, Born on this day, Samantha Sprackling, vocals, Republica, (1997 UK No.7 single 'Drop Dead Gorgeous').

1968, Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol and art critic and curator Mario Amaya at Warhol's studio in New York City. Solanas had been to see Warhol after asking for the return of a script which had apparently, been misplaced. Warhol was seriously wounded in the attack and barely survived.

1970, The Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single 'Lola' due to an advertising ban.

1971, The Band appeared at London's Royal Albert Hall during a European tour.

1972, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys, Melanie, Richie Havens and Sha Na Na all appeared at the Crystal Palace Garden Party, England.

1972, The Rolling Stones kicked off their seventh North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada. The 32 date tour grossed $4 million (£2.35 million), making it the richest rock tour in history.

1972, Family gospel group of father and three daughters The Staple Singers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Take You There', it made No.30 in the UK.

1972, Jethro Tull started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Thick As A Brick'.

1974, Born on this day, Kelly Jones, vocals, guitar, Stereophonics, (1999 UK No.1 album, 'Performance and Cocktails' spent 97 weeks on the UK chart. 2001 UK No.4 single 'Handbags And Gladrags').

1974, Boots record dept advertised 69p off top selling albums, 'Quo' by Status Quo was £2.75, offer price £2.02, David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs', was £2.38, now £1.69 and 'Sweet Fanny Adams' by Sweet was £2.31 and now £1.69. All Top 50 singles were priced at 40p

1978, Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Too Much Too Little Too Late', it made No.3 in the UK.

1983, US session drummer Jim Gordon murdered his mother by pounding her head with a hammer. A diagnosed schizophrenic, it was not until his trial in 1984 that he was properly diagnosed. Due to the fact that his attorney was unable to use the insanity defense, Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison in 1984. A Grammy Award winner for co-writing Layla with Eric Clapton, Gordon worked with The Beach Boys, John Lennon, George Harrison Frank Zappa and many other artists.

1985, Born on this day, Tavion La'Corey Mathis, singer, Pretty Ricky, (2007 US No.1 album ‘Late Night Special’).

1989, Michael Damian went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the David Essex song 'Rock On', not a hit in the UK.

1989, Queen scored their sixth UK No.1 album with 'The Miracle'.

1989, The Fine Young Cannibals started a seven-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Raw & The Cooked'.

1990, The Big Day, free festival took place in Glasgow, Scotland with Wet Wet Wet, Deacon Blue, Hothouse Flowers, Sheena Easton, Texas, Hue and Cry, John Martyn, Eddi Reader, The Average White Band and others. Channel 4 TV ran a six-hour live broadcast from the event.

1995, Bryan Adams started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman' Taken from the film 'Don Juan De Marco' it became Adams third US solo No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.

2001, Shaggy started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Angel.' His album 'Hot Shot' also went to No.1 on the UK album chart on this day.

2001, Staind started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Break The Cycle'.

2002, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, The Corrs, Will Young, Atomic Kitten and S Club 7 all appeared at The Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, London.

2003, Barry Manilow suffered a broken nose after he accidentally walked into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California and knocked himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he didn't endure any lasting effects as doctors determined that surgery was not necessary.

2006, Red Hot Chili Peppers were at No.1 on the UK and US album charts with Stadium Arcadium the bands ninth studio album.

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