April 24, 2009

2006 – Country singer Bonnie Owens dies of Alzheimer’s disease in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 76.

2002 – Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray.

1992 – David Bowie marries fashion model Iman.

1984 – Tyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects is born in Stillwater, Okla.

1984 – Jerry Lee Lewis marries his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver.

1977 – Talking Heads begin their first European tour, supporting the Ramones.

1970 – Blues musician Otis Spann dies of liver cancer in Chicago at the age of 40.

1963 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I Will Follow Him,” Little Peggy March.

1961 – Bob Dylan earns a $50 session fee playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte’s “Midnight Special.”

1943 – Glen Dale (Richard Garforth) of the Fortunes is born in Kent, England.

1942 – Barbra Streisand is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

1933 – Singer Freddie Scott is born in Providence, R.I.