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1961 - Howlin' Wolf touched down in London to embark on his first tour through Europe.

1991 - KISS drummer Eric Carr died of cancer at 41. Carr took over drumming duties for the band in 1982 after founding drummer Peter Criss left the group.

1991 - Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS at the age of 45.

1991 - Cyndi Lauper married David Thornton.

1994 - At the European MTV Awards, Prince played the song "Peach," claiming it was a "cover tune by a good friend."


1941 Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs
1943 Robin Williamson of The Incredible String Band
1954 Clement Burke of Blondie
1962 John Squire of the Stone Roses

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