May 30, 2009
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.