May 24, 2009

2006 – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.”

1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I.

1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” Deniece Williams.

1975 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Shining Star,” Earth, Wind & Fire.

1974 – Jazz musician Duke Ellington dies of lung cancer and pneumonia in New York City at the age of 75.

1969 – Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes is born in Atlanta.

1964 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Love Me Do,” The Beatles.

1955 – Country singer Rosanne Cash is born, the daughter of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto.

1946 – Steve Upton of Wishbone Ash is born in Wrexham, Wales.

1945 – Elvis Presley’s wife, Priscilla Ann Wagner, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

1944 – R&B singer Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt) is born in Philadelphia.

1941 – Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) is born in Duluth, Minn.