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    1904: Jimmy Dorsey

    1939: John Fahey

    1942: Brian Jones multi-instrumentalist and founding member of The Rolling Stones. Originally the leader of the group, Jones placed an advertisement in Jazz News of 2 May 1962 inviting musicians to audition for a new R&B group. Jones came up with the name the Rollin' Stones while on the phone with a venue owner, who asked 'What are you called?' Jones saw a copy of The Best Of Muddy Waters lying on the floor - and track one was Rollin' Stone Blues. Jones died on July 3rd 1969, after drowning in his swimming pool.

    Musical Events, Charts, Releases and Other News

    1970: The title track of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water album hits #1 on the Hot 100, where it will remain for six weeks, longer than any other song in 1970.

    1976: Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" was named Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album Of The Year at the 18th annual Grammy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Simon told the audience "I'd like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year."

    1984: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammy awards.

    1985: Bruce Springsteen wins for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and pretty much any award he was eligible for in the Rolling Stone reader's poll.

    2007: The Doors are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
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