2004 – Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery.
2001 – Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls throughout the country, dies at the age of 55. A preliminary investigation determines that McCorkle jumped to her death from her Manhattan apartment.
2000 – Toby Keith performs his single “Country Comes to Town,” during his appearance on CBS’ two-hour, made-for-TV movie, “The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood.” The telefilm stars original Dukes John Schneider and Tom Wopat.
2000 – Folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary celebrate their 40th year together with a U.S. tour that kicks off with a three night stand in Las Vegas.
2000 – The Allman Brothers announce that founding guitarist Dickey Betts will not be a part of the veteran Southern rockers’ summer tour. In a statement, the band says, “sadly, there are creative differences.”
2000 – At Joe’s Pub in New York, former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft debuts a host of tracks from his forthcoming solo album, “Alone With Everybody.”
2000 – Three ex-members of the Dead Kennedys are awarded approximately $220,000 in damages after a San Francisco jury finds that band leader Jello Biafra (real name Eric Reed Boucher) failed to pay them back royalties or to promote their catalog.
1990 – Five weeks after debuting at No. 39 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Madonna’s “Vogue,” originally slated to be a “B” side for her single “Keep It Together,” moves into the No. 1 spot and remains in the reigning position for three weeks.
1979 – Eric Clapton marries George Harrison’s ex-wife, Patti Boyd. Harrison, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney are among the musicians who perform at the wedding reception.
1965 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Ticket to Ride,” The Beatles. It is the first Beatles single to feature Paul McCartney on lead guitar.
1952 – Grace Jones is born in Spanishtown, Jamaica. In the 1970s she becomes a cover girl for the magazines Vogue, Elle and Der Spiegel. She appears in the films “Conan the Destroyer,” “A View to a Kill” and “Vamp.”
1945 – Pete Townshend, lead guitarist/songwriter of the Who, is born in London. His biggest solo hit is the top 10 “Let My Love Open the Door” in 1980.