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2000Benjamin Orr, former bassist and singer of the Cars, dies at his home in Atlanta from pancreatic cancer. He is 53. Born Benjamin Orzechowski, the bassist and singer formed the Cars with singer/guitarist Ric Ocasek in Boston in 1976.
200045-year-old Mark David Chapman, the man who twenty years earlier fired five shots into John Lennon's back, faces the parole board. Parole for John Lennon's murderer is denied.
199959-year old Welsh chart veteran Tom Jones does something he hasn't done for 25 years: He goes No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "Reload," which features Jones accompanied by Robbie Williams, Stereophonics, Barenaked Ladies, the Pretenders, Natalie Imbruglia, and many others.
1997California rock/pop act Sugar Ray postpones its European tour after front man Mark McGrath injures his leg at the first date in Bologna, Italy.
1992Singer Sinead O'Connor tears up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a performance on the TV show ``Saturday Night Live.'' NBC got more than 1,000 calls protesting. O'Connor had canceled a previous scheduled appearance on the program to protest guest host Andrew Dice Clay and his comedy act.
1990Fort Lauderdale, Fla., record owner Charles Freeman is convicted by an all-white jury for selling a 2 Live Crew rap album that had been ruled obscene by a federal judge. He is later fined $1,000.
1982No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Jack & Diane,'' John Cougar. The first single from the ``American Fool'' album, ``Hurts So Good,'' is still in the top 10 when ``Jack & Diane'' hits No. 1.
1973No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Half-Breed,'' Cher.
1957``The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom,'' a weekly music show, premieres on ABC-TV.
1941Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) is born in Philadelphia. His biggest hit is ``The Twist,'' which hits No. 1 in both 1960 and 1962, the only rock song to re-enter Billboard's Hot 100 and return to the top spot.
1940Singer/songwriter Alan O'Day (``Undercover Angel'') is born in Hollywood.

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