1970 MGM Records drops 18 acts from its roster in a move to discredit musicians who “exploit and promote hard drugs through music.” Among the acts dropped are Connie Francis, and The Cowsills, but not Eric Burdon.
1975 A guitar player named Steve Anderson set a new world record for continuous guitar string plucking at 114 hours 17 minutes.
1987 Sixteen year Tiffany scores a #1 hit with a cover version of Tommy James’ “I Think We’re Alone Now”and became the youngest act to score a US #1 since a 14-year-old Michael Jackson with did it with “Ben” in 1972.
1988 John Fogerty was found not guilty of plagiarizing his own record, “Run Through the Jungle” when he wrote “The Old Man Down The Road”.
1991 Carter Cornelius of The Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose died of a heart attack at the age of 43.
1995 Eric Clapton receives the Order Of the British Empire from the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
2011 Andrea True, most famous for her 1976 disco hit “More, More, More”, died of undisclosed causes at the age of 68.
2012 Cleve Duncan, vocalist for The Penguins on their 1955 #1 hit, “Earth Angel”, passed away at the age of 77.
2016 Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82.