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1956 - Elvis Presley bought his mother a pink Cadillac.

1967 - Boz Scaggs joined up with The Steve Miller Band.

1972 - David Bowie released the single "John, I'm only Dancing" in the U.K. The song was not released in America until 1976.

1977 - Blondie inked their first major record deal with Chrysalis.

1979 - INXS performed their first live show in Sydney, Australia.

1979 - U2 released their first record, U2-3, in their native Ireland.

1983 - The Clash’s Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer fired Mick Jones from the group.

1986 - Paul McCartney released his album Press to Play.

1987 - Mick Jagger released the single "Let's Work.”

1989 - A Dublin, Ireland judge decided not to convict Adam Clayton of U2 for marijuana possession, even though the bassist fessed up to the crime. Clayton agreed to make a contribution to a women's center in Dublin.

1995 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland with a seven-hour concert packed with stars.

1998 - Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan was charged with assault and battery after allegedly striking a security guard in the head with his microphone during a concert.

1999 - Van Morrison became the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame in Dublin.

Birthdays:

1946 Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone
1947 Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees

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