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.