2005 – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78.
1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, Calif., four years after his disappearance. His death is ruled a suicide.
1997 – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis, Tenn. He is 30.
1996 – Jazz pianist James George “Jimmy” Rowles dies at the age of 78.
1995 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” Bryan Adams.
1989 – John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service dies of chronic emphysema at the age of 45.
1979 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hot Stuff,” Donna Summer.
1976 – Dave Buckner of Papa Roach is born in Los Angeles.
1975 – Scary Spice (Melanie Brown) of the Spice Girls is born in Leeds, England.
1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Brown Sugar,” the Rolling Stones.
1969 – Chand Kinchla of Blues Traveler is born in Ontario, Canada.
1967 – Noel Gallagher of Oasis is born in Manchester, England.
1962 – Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, and Judy Garland’s “Judy at Carnegie Hall” wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.
1961 – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, Kan.
1950 – Rebbie Jackson (Maureen Reillette Jackson) is born in Gary, Ind.
1945 – Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is born in London.