May 3, 2009
1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City.
1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U.S. stage appearance in a decade as the “Wings Over America” tour opens in Ft. Worth, Texas.
1974 – Led Zeppelin launches its Swan Song label.
1964 – Gerry & the Pacemakers make their U.S. TV debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
1959 – David Ball of Soft Cell is born in Lancashire, England.
1951 – Singer-songwriter Christopher Cross (Christopher Geppert) is born in San Antonio, Texas.
1950 – Folk singer Mary Hopkin is born in Pontardawe, Wales.
1934 – Frankie Valli (Francis Castelluccio) of the Four Seasons is born in Newark, N.J.
1933 – Soul singer James Brown is born in Barnwell, S.C.
1928 – Country singer Dave Dudley (Darwin Pedriska) is born in Spencer, Wis.
1921 – Joe Ames (Joseph Urick) of the Ames Brothers is born in Malden, Mass.
1919 – Folk singer Pete Seeger is born in New York City.
1903 – Singer and actor Bing Crosby (Harry Lillis Crosby) is born in Tacoma, Wash.