April 14, 2009

2007 – Hawaiian musician Don Ho dies of heart failure in Honolulu at the age of 76.

2005 – Singer John Fred Gourrier of John Fred and the Playboys dies of complications following a kidney transplant in New Orleans at the age of 63.

2003 – R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of “Chicago.”

1999 – Singer-songwriter Anthony Newley dies from cancer in Jensen Beach, Fla., at the age of 67.

1999 – The body of Tammy Wynette is exhumed and an autopsy performed in Nashville at the request of Wynette’s widower, George Richey.

1995 – Singer Burl Ives dies of cancer in Anacortes, Wash., at the age of 85.

1983 – Pete Farndon of the Pretenders dies of a drug overdose in his home at the age of 30.

1980 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Call Me,” Blondie.

1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia),” MFSB featuring the Three Degrees.

1974 – Rapper Da Brat (Shawntae Harris) is born in Chicago.

1964 – Vinnie Moore of UFO is born in New Castle, Del.

1959 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come Softly to Me,” the Fleetwoods.

1945 – Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow is born in North Somerset, England.