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1999John Mellencamp plays a surprise gig at the 350-person-capacity Mercury Lounge in New York.
1999A year after nearly dying from pneumonia, Johnny Cash finds himself battling the condition again. Cash is listed in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
1997Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of death is undetermined.
1991Country music singer Clint Black and TV actress Lisa Hartman marry near Houston. The couple met when Hartman and her mother attended a New Year's concert Black gave in Houston.
1978The Police give their U.S. performance debut at CBGB's in New York.
1977Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their rented plane crashes in a swamp near Gillsburg, Miss.
1964James George "Soni" Sonefeld, drummer for the band Hootie & The Blowfish, is born in Lansing, Michigan.
1961Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album is recorded.
1960Elvis Presley film ``G.I. Blues'' premieres.
1953Tom Petty is born in Gainesville, Fla. He wins a Grammy Award as part of the Traveling Wilburys for the 1989 album ``Traveling Wilburys Volume One.''

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