2008 – The Eagles launch their world tour in support of their album, “Long Road Out of Eden.”
2000 – Gene “Eugene” Andrusco of Adam Again, Lost Dogs and the Swirling Eddies dies of a brain aneurysm in Huntington Beach, Calif., at the age of 38.
1991 – Eric Clapton’s 4-year-old son, Conor, dies after falling 53 stories from a New York City apartment window. His death inspires Clapton to write “Tears in Heaven.”
1990 – Gloria Estefan of Miami Sound Machine fractures her spine when a tractor slams into her tour bus near Scranton, Pa.
1984 – Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats marries actress Britt Ekland.
1982 – Nick Wheeler of the All-American Rejects is born in Stillwater Okla.
1977 – The final T. Rex concert is held in Portsmouth, England.
1976 – Chester Bennington of Linkin Park is born in Phoenix.
1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “A Horse with No Name,” America.
1970 – David Bowie marries model Angela Barnett.
1969 – John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
1965 – The first Motown tour of the U.K. arrives with Martha & the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Temptations.
1961 – Slim Jim Phantom (James McDonnell) of the Stray Cats is born in Brooklyn.
1951 – Jimmie Lee Vaughan of the Fabulous Thunderbirds is born in Dallas.
1949 – Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia is born in Birmingham, England.
1942 – Rockabilly singer Robin Luke is born in Los Angeles.
1937 – Country singer Jerry Reed (Hubbard) is born in Atlanta.
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