2008 – Scott Weiland officially departs Velvet Revolver.

2005 – Songwriter Jack Keller dies of leukemia in Nashville at the age of 68.

2004 – Guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies dies of liver and kidney disease in Santa Monica, Calif., at the age of 58.

1992 – Billy Idol pleads no contest to charges of punching a woman in the face. A Beverly Hills, Calif., judge fines him $2,000.

1992 – Singer Jimmy Buffett and wife Jane Slagsvol have their second child, Sarah Delaney, in Nashville, Tenn.

1985 – David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen to begin a solo career.

1984 – Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father during an argument in Los Angeles at the age of 44.

1974 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “Hooked on a Feeling,” Blue Suede.

1961 – Mark White of ABC is born in Sheffield, England.

1956 – A Paramount Studios screen test by Elvis Presley leads to a three-film contract guaranteeing $450,000.

1948 – Reggae musician Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers) is born in St. James, Jamaica.

1946 – Bassist Ronnie Lane of the Faces and the Small Faces is born in London.

1945 – Drummer John Barbata of Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Airplane and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is born in Passaic, N.J.

1942 – Phil Margo of the Tokens is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

1942 – Alan Blakely of the Tremeloes is born in Kent, England.

1939 – Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers is born in Cincinnati.

1934 – Jim Ed Brown of the Browns is born in Sparkman, Ark.

1932 – Singer-actress Debbie Reynolds is born in El Paso, Texas.

1897 – Blues singer Lucille Bogan (Lucille Anderson) is born in Amory, Miss.

1932 – Singer-actress Debbie Reynolds is born in El Paso, Texas.

1897 – Blues singer Lucille Bogan (Lucille Anderson) is born in Amory, Miss.