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1962 - Benny Goodman led the first American jazz band to play in the Soviet Union.
1966 - Dolly Parton and Carl Dean were married.
1966 - In San Francisco, CA, Jefferson Airplane performed at a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization.
1968 - The Beatles began recording the "White Album."
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1972 - Roxy Music played their first major date at England's Great Western Express Festival.
1975 - On "Midnight Special," Joan Baez welcome Kool & the Gang into the studio.
1980 - On "Midnight Special," the Temptations hosted. The guests were Firefall and Robbie Dupree.
1987 - In Liverpool, England, Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys) was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female fan during a riot at a Beastie Boys show.
1988 - Bob Dylan released the album "Down in the Groove."
1989 - Bobby Brown released "On Our Own."
1990 - Midnight Oil closed down 6th Avenue in New York City as they played a protest concert in front of Exxon's offices. The protest was in reaction to the Exxon Valdez disaster.
1992 - Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were married.
1997 - Neil Young canceled his European tour because he had cut his finger while slicing a ham sandwich.
1999 - In London, a bomb threat at a Kenny Rogers concert being held at Royal Albert Hall caused the evacuation of more than 3,000. No bomb was found and no injuries were reported.
1999 - In New Jersey, Lenny Kravitz walked off stage after 40 minutes and collapsed from heat exhaustion. He had been performing in a fur coat.
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1999 - Tim McGraw made an unannounced appearance to open a concert for his wife, Faith Hill.