2001 – Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83.
2000 – Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.
1997 – Bar/None artist Epick Soundtracks is found dead in London. He is 37. The artist was a member of influential band the Swell Maps.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Human,” Human League.
1982 – The British rock group Japan announces it is breaking up.
1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Theme from `Shaft’,” by Isaac Hayes. The single is the third No. 1 hit to win an Academy Award for best song.
1964 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Leader of the Pack,” The Shangri-Las. The group is made up of two sets of sisters from Queens, New York – Mary and Betty Weiss and twins Marge and Mary Ann Ganser.
1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.