2007 – Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday.

2006 – Singer and guitarist Buck Owens of the Buckaroos dies in his sleep of an apparent heart attack in Bakersfield, Calif. He is 76.

1985 – Prince wins an Oscar for best original score for the film “Purple Rain.”

1980 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Another Brick in the Wall,” Pink Floyd.

1975 – Singer Melanie Blatt of All Saints is born in London.

1975 – Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson) of Black Eyed Peas is born in Hacienda Heights, Calif.

1973 – Pink Floyd releases the landmark album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.”

1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” Roberta Flack.

1969 – Singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis is born in Norwich, England.

1968 – The 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show is aired.

1967 – The Who performs its first concert in the United States, in New York.

1948 – Singer-songwriter and DJ Michael Stanley is born in Cleveland.

1947 – Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is born in Pinner, Middlesex, England.

1942 – Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tenn.

1938 – Country singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton is born in Duncan, Okla.

1934 – Rockabilly pioneer Johnny Burnette is born in Memphis.

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