May 29, 2009

2005 – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78.

1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, Calif., four years after his disappearance. His death is ruled a suicide.

1997 – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis, Tenn. He is 30.

1996 – Jazz pianist James George “Jimmy” Rowles dies at the age of 78.

1995 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” Bryan Adams.

1989 – John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service dies of chronic emphysema at the age of 45.

1979 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hot Stuff,” Donna Summer.

1976 – Dave Buckner of Papa Roach is born in Los Angeles.

1975 – Scary Spice (Melanie Brown) of the Spice Girls is born in Leeds, England.

1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Brown Sugar,” the Rolling Stones.

1969 – Chand Kinchla of Blues Traveler is born in Ontario, Canada.

1967 – Noel Gallagher of Oasis is born in Manchester, England.

1962 – Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, and Judy Garland’s “Judy at Carnegie Hall” wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.

1961 – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge is born in Leavenworth, Kan.

1950 – Rebbie Jackson (Maureen Reillette Jackson) is born in Gary, Ind.

1945 – Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is born in London.