Happy Birthday

1911: Alan Hovhaness
1927: Dick Hyman
1935: Saxophonist George Coleman is born in Memphis, TN
1936: Guitarist Gabor Szabo is born in Budapest, Hungary
1945: Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees)
1946: Randy Meisner (Poco, The Eagles)
1947: Carol Bayer-Sager

Events, Charts, Releases and History

1902: First performance of Sibelius' Second Symphony.
1968: Promoter Bill Graham's East Coast version of the Fillmore, his legendary San Francisco rock ballroom, opens in the East Village section of New York City. Dubbed, appropriately enough, the Fillmore East, its first show features Big Brother & the Holding Company, Albert King, and Tim Buckley.
1969 : The Small Faces break up when lead singer Steve Marriott leaves the band. Marriott forms Humble Pie, and the remaining members rechristen themselves The Faces after adding new lead singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ron Wood.
1973 : Paul McCartney is fined 100 pounds for growing cannabis on his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland.

Sad Notes

1965: Tadd Dameron dies at 65

1973 : Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)
: Billy Eckstein