April 10, 2009

2007 – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76.

2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59.

1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart attacks

1995 – Country star Lee Greenwood and wife, Kim, welcome a baby boy, Dalton Lee, in Nashville.

1985 – Madonna begins her first tour, the Virgin Tour, in Seattle.

1984 – Singer Mandy Moore is born in Nashua, N.H.

1979 – Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is born in London.

1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Give Up on Us,” David Soul.

1975 – Chris “Ender” Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional is born in West Hartford, Conn.

1970 – Rapper Q-Tip (Jonathan Davis) is born in Harlem, N.Y.

1970 – Guitarist Mike Mushok of Staind is born in Ludlow, Mass.

1970 – Paul McCartney publicly announces the break-up of the Beatles.

1967 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Somethin’ Stupid,” Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra.

1962 – Stuart Sutcliffe, original bassist of the Beatles, dies from a brain hemorrhage in Hamburg, Germany. He is 21.

1959 – Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats and the Brian Setzer Orchestra is born in Massapequa, N.Y.

1957 – Ricky Nelson sings for first time on TV’s “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”

1952 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Wheel of Fortune,” Kay Starr.

1958 – Babyface (Kenneth Brian Edmonds) is born in Indianapolis, Ind.

1947 – Bunny Wailer (Neville O’Riley Livingston) of the Wailers is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1936 – Bobby Smith of the Spinners is born in Detroit.

1932 – Nathaniel Nelson of the Flamingos is born in Chicago.

1921 – Country singer Sheb Wooley (Shelby F. Wooley) is born near Erick, Okla.