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1956 - Elvis Presley bought his mother a pink Cadillac.

1967 - Boz Scaggs joined up with The Steve Miller Band.

1972 - David Bowie released the single "John, I'm only Dancing" in the U.K. The song was not released in America until 1976.

1977 - Blondie inked their first major record deal with Chrysalis.

1979 - INXS performed their first live show in Sydney, Australia.

1979 - U2 released their first record, U2-3, in their native Ireland.

1983 - The Clash’s Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer fired Mick Jones from the group.

1986 - Paul McCartney released his album Press to Play.

1987 - Mick Jagger released the single "Let's Work.”

1989 - A Dublin, Ireland judge decided not to convict Adam Clayton of U2 for marijuana possession, even though the bassist fessed up to the crime. Clayton agreed to make a contribution to a women's center in Dublin.

1995 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland with a seven-hour concert packed with stars.

1998 - Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan was charged with assault and battery after allegedly striking a security guard in the head with his microphone during a concert.

1999 - Van Morrison became the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame in Dublin.


1946 Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone
1947 Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees

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