2003 – The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System are involved in a car accident, forcing the hospitalization of frontman Calvin Johnson and bassist Chris Sutton.
2000 – For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after “Beautiful Day” surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams’ and Kylie Minogue’s “Kids” to take the top place on the new sales chart.
1999 – Songwriter and musician Terry Gilkyson dies in Austin, Texas. He is 83.
1998 – Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.
1998 – MCA Records Inc. files a breach-of-contract lawsuit against New Edition members Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Ricardo Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronald DeVoe for alleged failure to deliver albums.
1997 – Virginia concert promoter Patricia Ann Richardson files suit against Snoop Doggy Dogg, his former manager Sharitha Knight, and Death Row Records for allegedly tricking her into transporting packages containing seven pounds of marijuana to a venue where Snoop Doggy Dogg was performing. Richardson claims she was stopped, searched and arrested by local, state and federal law enforcement officers at the entrance to the club.
1977 – Debbie Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” moves from No. 3 to No. 1 in its seventh week on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song, which sells more than 2 million copies, holds the top spot for 10 weeks.
1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Angie,” The Rolling Stones. Tori Amos covers the song in the ’90s.
1968 – Led Zeppelin makes its performance debut at Surrey University in England.
1955 – Buddy Holly (with Bob Montgomery) opens a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, Texas.
1953 – Tito Jackson (Toriano Jackson) is born in Gary, Ind.
1946 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rumors Are Flying,” Frankie Carle Orchestra.