May 7, 2009

2003 – London’s Metropolitan Police Service formally cautions the Who’s Pete Townshend for “accessing a Web site containing child abuse images” in 1999.

2002 – The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York’s Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour.

1998 – Country singer Eddie Rabbitt dies in Nashville of lung cancer. He is 56.

1990 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Sinead O’Connor.

1985 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Crazy for You,” Madonna.

1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “If I Can’t Have You,” Yvonne Elliman.

1969 – The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” is released. It reaches No. 5 in the U.S.

1967 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Happening,” the Supremes.

1959 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Happy Organ,” Dave Cortez.

1946 – Bill Danoff of the Starland Vocal Band is born in Springfield, Mass.

1946 – Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is born in Palo Alto, Calif.

1943 – Rick West of the Tremeloes is born in Essex, England.

1939 – Johnny Maestro of the Crests and Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge is born in New York City.

1939 – Soul singer Jimmy Ruffin is born in Collinsville, Miss.