May 28, 2009

2001 – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55.

1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California.

1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.

1968 – Pop singer Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Australia.

1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Mrs. Robinson,” Simon & Garfunkel.

1961 – Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals is born in Birmingham, England.

1957 – Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie & the Banshees is born in London.

1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif.

1944 – Singer-songwriter Billy Vera (William McCord) is born in Riverside, Calif.

1944 – R&B singer Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight & the Pips is born in Atlanta.

1944 – Country singer Gary Stewart is born in Jenkins, Ky.

1938 – Ska musician Prince Buster (Cecil Bustamente Campbell) is born in Kingston,

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