1997 – The Notorious B.I.G. dies after being shot while stopped at a red light after a party in Los Angeles. He is 24.
1987 – Rapper Bow Wow (Shad Gregory Moss) is born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
1981 – Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is born in Pompano Beach, Fla.
1975 – Elvis Presley begins his final recording session at RCA’s Hollywood studios.
1972 – James Taylor, Carole King and Barbra Streisand perform a benefit concert for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern.
1958 – Martin Fry of ABC is born in Manchester, England.
1948 – Jeffrey Osborne of L.T.D. is born in Providence, R.I.
1948 – Jimmie Fadden of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is born in Long Beach, Calif.
1945 – Robin Trower of Procol Harum is born in London.
1944 – Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders is born in Eugene, Ore.
1944 – Gary Walker (Gary Leeds) of the Walker Brothers is born in Glendale, Calif.
1933 – Rock & roll singer Lloyd Price is born in Kenner, La.