May 15, 2009

2008 – Shania Twain and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage.

2004 – Blues singer Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90.

2003 – Singer-songwriter June Carter Cash dies of complications following heart valve replacement surgery in Nashville at the age of 73.

1992 – Barbara Lee of the Chiffons dies of a heart attack in New York City at the age of 44.

1982 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Ebony and Ivory,” Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder.

1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Sir Duke,” Stevie Wonder.

1976 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Black and Blue,” the Rolling Stones.

1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Tighten Up,” Archie Bell & the Drells.

1963 – Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, Vaughn Meader’s “The First Family” wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.

1953 – Mike Oldfield is born in Reading, England.

1948 – Brian Eno (Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno) of Roxy Music is born in Suffolk, England.

1947 – Graeham Goble of Little River Band is born in Adelaide, Australia.

1938 – Pop singer Lenny Welch is born in Asbury Park, N.J.

1918 – Country music singer Eddy Arnold (Richard Edward Arnold) is born near Henderson, Tenn.