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1997The Battlefield Benefit gets under way at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The concert - which features Kentucky HeadHunters, Highway 101, Rhett Akins, Ronna Reeves and Randall Franks - raises money for the preservation of sites remaining from the 1864 Battle of Nashville, which sealed the fate of the Confederacy.
1997'80s group Boys Don't Cry sues Paula Cole, Warner Bros. Records and Imago Records over Cole's pop song "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone." The $7 million suit claims that Cole's song sounds too much like the 1986 Boys Don't Cry hit, "I Wanna Be A Cowboy."
1996Tim Collins, manager of Aerosmith since 1984, is fired after a brief meeting with the band in Boston. The band claims that they are tired of being urged to represent Collins' many social causes.
1985No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Shout,'' Tears for Fears. The song is the second straight No. 1 song from the group's ``Songs from the Big Chair'' album.
1975No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``One of These Nights,'' Eagles. The song was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and is the band's second consecutive No. 1 hit.
1968The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closes after heavy losses.
1966No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Wild Thing,'' The Troggs. Because of a legal dispute, the song is simultaneously released on two different labels, something unique for a No. 1 single.
1958Singer Kate Bush is born in Bexley, Kent, England. Her biggest pop hit is the top 40 song ``Running Up That Hill'' in 1985.
1956No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``My Prayer,'' The Platters. The five are the first black artists to have a No. 1 single on the pop charts.
1945Jazz sax player David Sanborn is born. He wins his first Grammy in 1982 as best R&B instrumental performance. He later wins Grammys in the jazz fusion and pop instrumental categories.
1941Singer/songwriter Paul Anka is born in Ottawa, Ontario. He has four No. 1 hits, including ``Lonely Boy'' from the film ``Girl's Town.'' He writes ``My Way'' for Frank Sinatra, ``She's a Lady'' for Tom Jones and the theme for NBC-TV's ``Tonight Show.''

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