May 30, 2009

2000 – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week.

2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death during World War II, dies at his home in Santa Ana, Calif. He is 86.

1996 – John Kahn of the Jerry Garcia Band dies at age 48 of complications from heart disease at his home in Mill Valley, Calif.

1993 – Jazz composer and orchestra leader Sun Ra dies in Birmingham, Ala., after months of hospitalization following a stroke.

1992 – Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell marry in Montauk, Long Island, N.Y. It is 24-year-old Brickell’s first marriage. Simon, 50, was married twice before.

1988 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “One More Try,” George Michael.

1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “My Love,” Paul McCartney & Wings.

1972 – Bruce Springsteen auditions for Columbia Records’ John Hammond. He signs with the label a month later.

1971 – Bassist Patrick Dahlheimer of Live is born in York, Penn.

1968 – The Beatles begin recording their double LP, “The Beatles,” which is known as “The White Album.”

1964 – Guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave is born in New York City.

1963 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “It’s My Party,” Lesley Gore.

1958 – Marie Fredriksson of Roxette is born in Össjö, Sweden.

1955 – Topper Headon (Nicholas Bowen Headon) of the Clash is born in Kent, England.

1944 – Lenny Davidson of the Dave Clark Five is born in London.

1909 – Bandleader Benny Goodman is born in Chicago.