2002 – Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years.
2001 – Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album “Etta Jones Sings Lady Day.” She is 72.
1999 – Singer Ella Mae Morse, who cut Capitol Records’ first million-selling single, “Cow Cow Boogie,” in 1942, dies of respiratory problems in Bullhead City, Ariz. She is 75.
1990 – Jazz drummer Art Blakey dies in New York City. Age 71.
1986 – Chuck Berry plays his 60th birthday concert in St. Louis.
1973 – Drummer Gene Krupa dies of leukemia at the age of 64.
1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival announces its decision to split up.
1966 – Joan Baez is one of 124 anti-draft protesters arrested at a military induction center in Oakland, Calif.
1964 – Composer Cole Porter dies at the age of 71.
1956 – Elvis Presley’s first film, “Love Me Tender,” premieres.
1951 – Little Richard holds his first recording session in Atlanta.
1938 – Christa Paffgen is born in Cologne, Germany. She takes the moniker Nico before moving to New York to do a brief stint as frontwoman for The Velvet Underground.