Tom Waits was born, Carl Douglas was at the top of the U.S. singles chart with 'Kung Fu Fighting'; John Lennon's MBE medal he returned to the Queen was found; and David Bowie appeared in public for the last time, Today in Music History.
“Minneapolis is mourning the loss of the legendary 89.9 KMOJ and club DJ Brother Jules, who was a frequent presence at Prince's Paisley Park afterparties in the 1990s and whose scratching can be heard on the New Power Generation album 'Exodus,'” according to a statement from Prince’s official accounts. Read more
Lead Belly passed away, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck was born, Led Zeppelin had their first hit in the US, Sid Vicious lived up to his name, The Rolling Stones performed a free concert at the Altamont Speedway; and Pete Shelley passed away, Today in Music History.