2001 – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55.
1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California.
1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.
1968 – Pop singer Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Australia.
1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Mrs. Robinson,” Simon & Garfunkel.
1961 – Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals is born in Birmingham, England.
1957 – Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie & the Banshees is born in London.
1945 – John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif.
1944 – Singer-songwriter Billy Vera (William McCord) is born in Riverside, Calif.
1944 – R&B singer Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight & the Pips is born in Atlanta.
1944 – Country singer Gary Stewart is born in Jenkins, Ky.
1938 – Ska musician Prince Buster (Cecil Bustamente Campbell) is born in Kingston,