2006 – Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, dies at a hospital in Macon, Ga. He is 67.
2004 – With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners’ circle at the BET Awards.
2002 – Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home. She is 74. She had been fighting a recurrence of lung cancer.
1991 – Skid Row’s “Slave to the Grind” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “There’ll Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry),” Billy Ocean.
1979 – Guitarist and Little Feat founder Lowell George is found dead of a heart attack in a hotel room in Arlington, Va., at age 34. Little Feat’s best selling album is “Waiting for Columbus,” which sells more than 500,000 copies and reaches No. 18 on Billboard’s pop album chart.
1978 – Peter Frampton suffers a broken arm and cracked ribs in an auto wreck in the Bahamas.
1975 – Tim Buckley dies of a heart attack at the age of 28.
1973 – Ian Gillan leaves Deep Purple after a show in Japan.
1961 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Quarter to Three,” Gary U.S. Bonds.
1960 – Evelyn “Champagne” King is born in the Bronx, N.Y. She is discovered at Sigma Studios, where she is a cleaning woman. Her biggest hit is the million-selling top 10 single “Shame” in 1978.
1945 – Singer Little Eva (Eva Narcissus Boyd) is born in Belhaven, N.C. She is discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin while baby-sitting their daughter. Her biggest hit is “The Loco-Motion,” a No. 1 song in 1962.
1914 – Conductor Rafael Jeronym Kubelik is born.