<b>2001 - </b>Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album ""Etta Jones Sings Lady Day."" She is 72.
2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album ""Etta Jones Sings Lady Day."" She is 72.
1999 - Singer Ella Mae Morse, who cut Capitol Records' first million-selling single, ""Cow Cow Boogie,"" in 1942, dies of respiratory problems in Bullhead City, Ariz. She is 75.
1990 - Jazz drummer Art Blakey dies in New York City. Age 71.
1986 - Chuck Berry plays his 60th birthday concert in St. Louis.
1973 - Drummer Gene Krupa dies of leukemia at the age of 64.
1972 - Creedence Clearwater Revival announces its decision to split up.
1966 - Joan Baez is one of 124 anti-draft protesters arrested at a military induction center in Oakland, Calif.
1964 - Composer Cole Porter dies at the age of 71.
1956 - Elvis Presley's first film, ""Love Me Tender,"" premieres.
1951 - Little Richard holds his first recording session in Atlanta.
1938 - Christa Paffgen is born in Cologne, Germany. She takes the moniker Nico before moving to New York to do a brief stint as frontwoman for The Velvet Underground.