1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old.

1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old.

1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Angie Baby,'' Helen Reddy. The song is Reddy's third and final No. 1 song.

1968 - Led Zeppelin gives its U.S. debut performance in Boston.

1951 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Cry,'' Johnnie Ray.

1944 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Don't Fence Me In,'' Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters.

1940 - Songwriter/producer Phil Spector is born. He produced John Lennon's ``Imagine'' and George Harrison's ``Bangla-Desh.''

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