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2011 - Gospel singer DeLois Barrett Campbell of the Barrett Sisters passed away. She was 85.

2009 - Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and his famous siblings, reported to a Los Angeles courtroom in an attempt to solidify control of his estate.

2008 - Dierks Bentley played the Lollapalooza rock festival in Chicago's Grant Park. His fans wore T-shirts that said, "Who the hell is Dierks Bentley?" to the show.

2006 - The Cars soundtrack was certified gold. Brad Paisley's song "Behind the Clouds" and "Find Yourself" and Rascal Flatts' version of "Life is a Highway" were included on the album.

2005 - ABC-TV aired the CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party special featuring appearances from Keith Urban, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson and more.

2003 - Brooks & Dunn took the top spot with their single "Red Dirt Road."

2001 - Singer Ron Townson of The Fifth Dimension died at age 68.

2000 - Neal McCoy's self-titled album went gold.

2000 - Gilles Thibault, the guy who co-wrote the French song “Comme D’Habitude,” which Paul Ankaadapted into English as “My Way,” died at age 72.

1998 - The Beastie Boys started a three-week run at the top of the album chart with Hello Nasty, their third number-one album.

1991 - Rick James was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with the sex torture of a 24-year-old woman.

1988 - Dwight Yoakam's album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room was certified gold.

1986 - Peter Cetera started a two-week run at the top of the U.S. singles chart with “The Glory of Love,” from the soundtrack to The Karate Kid II.

1986 - George Strait took "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" to number one.

1983 – Legendary Motown bassist and Funk Brothers member James Jamerson died of multiple health issues at 47. 

1979 - Leon Russell and Willie Nelson's duet album, One for the Road, was certified gold.

1975 - The Eagles scored their second U.S. #1 single with "One of These Nights."

1974 - Dozens of celebrities turned out for Cass Elliot’s funeral service at the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery.  The ex-Mama’s ashes were buried at Hebrew Cemetery in Woodlawn, Maryland.

1972 - Singer-bassist Brian Cole of The Association died of a heroin overdose.

1971 - The Bee Gees had the number one song with “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”  It was the first of nine number one singles for the Brothers Gibb.

1968 - The Doors began a two-week run atop the U.S. singles chart with "Hello I Love You."

1967 - Bob Dylan went to his ten-year high school reunion at the Moose Lodge in Hibbing, Minnesota.

1964 - The body of country crooner Jim Reeves was found in the wreckage of the private aircraft he was piloting nearly two days earlier, when it crashed in a thunderstorm.  Also killed in the crash was Reeves' manager and pianist, Dean Manuel.  Reeves was 40.

1962 - Robert Zimmerman legally changed his name to Bob Dylan upon signing a music publication deal with Witmark Music.

1961 - The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool’s Cavern Club.  They performed about 300 shows over the next two years.

1960 - The number-one song was “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland


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