May 3, 2009

2002 – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa.

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.