2002 – 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.
2002 – Buckcherry lead vocalist Joshua Todd abruptly quits the band, spelling the end for the group, as guitarist Keith Nelson makes it public that he has no plans to continue the group with his frontman.
2000 – The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Oscar D’Leon, Jose “El Canario” Alberto, and Alfredo de la Fe.
1998 – A single track from the Jesus And Mary Chain’s concert, which was recorded and burned to CD the preceding day, is given away free to all who purchase a copy of the band’s new album, “Munki,” from Tower Records’ Greenwich Village store in New York.
1996 – Drummer John Panozzo dies at the age of 49.
1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Every Breath You Take,” The Police. It tops the pop chart for eight weeks. Billboard ranks the million-selling single the top song of the year.
1981 – Harry Chapin dies in an auto accident in Jericho, N.Y., while on his way to play a benefit performance. His biggest hit is “Cat’s in the Cradle,” a million-selling No. 1 hit in 1974.
1976 – The Allman Brothers Band splits up.
1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bad Bad Leroy Brown,” Jim Croce.
1972 – Smokey Robinson plays his final date with the Miracles in Washington, D.C. He is replaced by William Griffin.
1966 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Hanky Panky,” Tommy James & the Shondells.
1952 – Stewart Copeland of the Police is born in Alexandria, Egypt. The group has six top 10 songs and three top five albums. “Synchronicity,” which sells more than one million copies, tops Billboard’s pop album chart for 17 weeks.