April 11, 2009

2006 – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52.

2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32.

2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are engaged after he proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas.

2001 – Multi-instrumentalist Sandy Bull dies of cancer in Nashville. He is 60.

1992 – Country singer Lee Greenwood marries former Miss Tennessee-1989, Kimberly Payne, in Nashville.

1987 – Singer-songwriter Joss Stone (Jocelyn Eve Stoker) is born in Kent, England.

1983 – R.E.M. releases its first album, “Murmur.”

1981 – Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen marries actress Valerie Bertinelli.

1979 – Sebastien Grainger of Death from Above 1979 is born in Ontario, Canada.

1969 – Cerys Matthews of Catatonia is born in Cardiff, Wales.

1966 – Soul singer Lisa Stansfield is born in Lancashire, England.

1964 – The Beatles break Elvis Presley’s 1956 record for most concurrent singles (9) by one artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when they occupy 14 positions.

1961 – Bob Dylan gives his first performance in New York at Gerde’s Folk City, where he opens for bluesman John Lee Hooker.

1961 – Doug Hopkins of Gin Blossoms is born in Tempe, Ariz.

1958 – Stuart Adamson of Big Country is born in Manchester, England.

1957 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “All Shook Up,” Elvis Presley.

1943 – Tony Victor of the Classics is born.