May 9, 2009
2005 – In what is billed as the first “descriptive music video,” the clip for Stevie Wonder’s “So What the Fuss” becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey its storyline to blind and low vision fans.
1998 – Bluesman Lester Butler, 39, dies of a drug overdose in Los Angeles.
1971 – Bassist Paul McGuigan of Oasis is born in Manchester, England.
1964 – Chuck Berry starts his first U.K. tour in London, supported by the Animals, Carl Perkins and the Nashville Teens.
1962 – David Gahan of Depeche Mode is born in Essex, England.
1950 – Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick is born in Rockford, Ill.
1949 – Billy Joel is born in the Bronx, N.Y.
1945 – Steve Katz of Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1944 – Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield and Poco is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
1943 – Bruce Milner of Every Mother’s Son is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1942 – Pop singer Tommy Roe is born in Atlanta.
1941 – Peter Birrell of Freddie & the Dreamers is born in Lancashire, England.
1937 – Dave Prater of Sam & Dave is born in Ocilla, Ga.
1935 – Nokie Edwards of the Ventures is born in Lahoma, Okla.
1937 – Singer-songwriter Sonny Curtis is born in Meadow, Texas.
1914 – Country singer-songwriter Hank Snow is born.