<b>2002 - </b>Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle' dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71.
2002 - Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle' dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71.
2001 - Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland Hotel.
1998 - Music retailers around the U.S. are flooded with a monster shipment of high-profile releases. Among the most anticipated are Alanis Morissette's sophomore set "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," Beck's "Mutations," Celine Dion's "These Are Special Times," U2's "The Best of 1980-1990," and the John Lennon boxed set "Anthology."
1997 - John Denver's last recording, "The Unplugged Collection," is released in the U.K. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
1996 - Blues harmonica player, William Clarke dies from a bleeding ulcer at the age of 45.
1991 - More than 300,000 people attend a free concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in memory of rock promoter Bill Graham. Among the acts performing are the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Joan Baez; Santana; and Journey (which reunited for the event).
1972 - Carly Simon marries James Taylor in her Manhattan apartment. They separate in 1982 and later divorce.
1969 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Wedding Bell Blues," The 5th Dimension.
1954 - Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard) is born in London. He forms the group Adam & the Ants in 1976. His biggest hit is the 1982 song "Goody Two Shoes," which hits No. 12 on Billboard's Hot 100.
1948 - Singer Lulu (Marie McDonald Lawrie) is born in Lennoxcastle, Scotland. Her biggest hit is "To Sir with Love," a No. 1 song from the 1967 movie of the same name.
1941 - Brian Poole of the Tremeloes is born in Essex, England.