May 6, 2009

2006 – Grant McLennan of Go-Betweens dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48.

2006 – Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts with its 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon.”

2005 – Audioslave becomes the first U.S. rock act to perform a free outdoor concert in Cuba when the group performs at La Tribuna in Havana.

2004 – Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80.

2002 – Songwriter Otis Blackwell dies of a heart attack in Nashville. He is 71.

2001 – Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his wife Skylar welcome a baby boy into their family.

1997 – Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic, the (Young) Rascals, the Bee Gees and the Jackson Five are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1995 – Melissa Etheridge sets a record with back-to-back singles – “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One” – on Billboard’s Hot 100 for at least 40 weeks.

1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hello,” Lionel Richie.

1978 – The Knack is formed.

1977 – Country star Dolly Parton makes her New York singing debut at the Bottom Line.

1973 – Paul Simon starts his first solo tour since breaking up with Art Garfunkel. The tour kicks off in Boston.

1971 – Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters is born in Santa Barbara, Calif.

1967 – Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish is born in Silver Spring, Md.

1965 – Keith Richards and Mick Jagger begin writing “Satisfaction” in their hotel room in Clearwater, Fla.

1960 – John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants is born in Lincoln, Mass.

1958 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” the Everly Brothers.

1948 – Singer Mary MacGregor is born in St. Paul, Minn.

1945 – Singer-songwriter Bob Seger is born in Detroit.

1942 – Colin Earl of Mungo Jerry is born in Middlesex, England.

1936 – Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson of Mickey & Sylvia is born in New York City.