1996 – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43.

1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners.

1981 – Yes announces its break-up.

1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston.

1966 – Ana Voog (Rachael Olson) of the Blue Up? is born in Minneapolis.

1965 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Game of Love,” Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders.

1946 – Skip Spence (Alexander Lee Spence) of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape is born in Windsor, Ontario.

1946 – Lennie Baker of Sha Na Na is born in Whitman, Mass.

1944 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “It’s Love-Love-Love,” Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians.

1940 – Mike Vickers of Manfred Mann is born in Southampton, England.

1939 – Glen Hardin of the Crickets is born in Wellington, Texas.

1924 – Blues musician Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown is born in Vinton, La.

1918 – Guitarist Tony Mottola is born in Kearny, N.J.