March 11, 2009

2004 – Edmund Sylvers of the Sylvers dies of lung cancer in Richmond, Va. He is 47.

2003 – 311 designates 3/11 as their own personal holiday.

1998 – Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is 32.

1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1987 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Jacob’s Ladder,” Huey Lewis & the News.

1981 – Russell Lissack of Bloc Party is born in London.

1979 – Twin brothers Benji Madden (Benjamin Levi Combs) and Joel Madden (Joel Reuben Combs) of Good Charlotte are born in Waldorf, Md.

1970 – The 5th Dimension win the record of the year Grammy for “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In.” Blood, Sweat and Tears win album of the year. Crosby, Stills & Nash win best new artist.

1969 – Folk musician Pete Droge is born in Seattle.

1968 – Lisa Loeb is born in Bethesda, Md.

1967 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Love is Here and now You’re Gone,” the Supremes.

1962 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hey! Baby,” Bruce Channel.

1955 – German singer (Catharina) Nina Hagen is born in East Berlin.

1947 – Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge and Alice Cooper’s band is born in Bayonne, N.J.