1968 Brian Jones buys Cotchford Farms in Sussex, England where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh.
1973 Nineteen year old Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. is killed in a traffic accident near Hernando, Mississippi, just days after he had appeared on TV’s Midnight Special as a drummer in his father’s band. Steven Allen Lewis, the senior Jerry Lee’s only other son, drowned in the family swimming pool in 1962.
1974 An impostor posing as Ritchie Blackmore borrowed a Porsche in Iowa City and wrecked it. The real Ritchie Blackmore was playing a concert in San Francisco.
1982 After 42 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” finally falls off of the chart, passing the old longevity record held by Paul Davis’ “I Go Crazy” by three weeks.
1988 ‘Michael Jackson Month’ was declared in Los Angeles.
1992 Ronnie Bond, drummer for The Troggs on their 1966 hit “Wild Thing”, died of an undisclosed illness at the age of 49.
2002 Michael Stewart, leader of the 1960s group We Five died at the age of 57 after a long illness.
2013 The French government presented Bob Dylan with the Legion of Honour.
2016 Leon Russell died in his sleep at his home in Nashville at the age of 74.