2004 – Bob Seger, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Prince, the Dells, Traffic and ZZ Top are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1999 – Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney and the Staple Singers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1977 – Joseph Hahn of Linkin Park is born in Los Angeles.
1976 – KISS releases “Destroyer.”
1972 – Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 is born in Ridgecrest, Calif.
1968 – Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth is born in Franklin, Ind.
1968 – Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray is born in Hartford, Conn.
1966 – Herb Alpert’s “Taste of Honey” wins the Grammy for record of the year. Frank Sinatra’s “September of My Years” wins album of the year. Tom Jones wins best new artist.
1963 – Bret Michaels (Bret Michael Sychak) of Poison is born in Butler, Penn.
1962 – Terence Trent D’Arby (Terence Trent Howard) is born in New York City. He legally changes his name to Sananda Maitreya in 2001.
1955 – Dee Snider (David Daniel Snider) of Twisted Sister is born in Massapequa, N.Y.
1947 – Guitarist-singer Ry Cooder is born in Los Angeles.
1946 – Howard E. Scott of War is born in Los Angeles.
1944 – Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) of Sly & the Family Stone is born in Denton, Texas.
1944 – David Costell of Gary Lewis & the Playboys is born in Pittsburgh.
1942 – Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker (Ronald Clyde Crosby) is born in Oneonta, N.Y.
1941 – Mike Love of the Beach Boys is born in Los Angeles.
1940 – Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is born in Berkeley, Calif.
1936 – Songwriter Howard Greenfield is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1931 – Drummer Dominic Joseph “D. J.” Fontana is born in Shreveport, La.