2005 - U2's Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Billboard Boxscore. Vertigo reports grosses of $260 million and draws more than 3 million people

2005 - U2's Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Billboard Boxscore. Vertigo reports grosses of $260 million and draws more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which are sell-outs.

1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Let's Do It Again,'' The Staple Singers.

1962 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Telstar,'' The Tornadoes. The Tornadoes are the first British group to have a No. 1 hit in the United States.

1954 - While playing Russian roulette, R&B singer Johnny Ace shoots himself and dies backstage at a Houston concert.

1945 - Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) of Motorhead is born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

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