2011 - Ronnie Hammond, who fronted Atlanta Rhythm Section on such'70s hits as "So Into You," "Imaginary Lover" and a re-make of The Classic IV's "Spooky," dies of diabetes at age 60.
2006 - Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen releases his first solo album in 13 years, Morph the Cat.
2005- U-2, The Pretenders, Buddy Guy, R-&-B legends The O'Jays and Percy Sledge are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1998 - Actor Christian Slater is released from jail after serving 59 days of a 90-day sentence for assault. 1997- President Bill Clinton rips ups his knee partying with golfer Greg Norman. 1992- The Soviet Union stops publishing Pravda, its official newspaper. 1982- Current Rod Stewart and ex-Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice holds a star-studded UNICEF benefit concert at New York's Savoy Theater
1981- Eric Clapton suffers an attack of bleeding ulcers in Saint Paul, Minnesota, causing him to cancel a 60-date US tour.
1980- Def Leppard releases its debut album, On Through the Night.
1972- Carole King is the big winner at the 14th annual Grammy Awards, sweeping Record of the Year ("It's Too Late"), Album of the Year (Tapestry), Song of the Year ("You've Got a Friend") and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female (Tapestry).
1971- Prior to moving to France to become tax exiles, The Rolling Stones say goodbye to England with a farewell concert at London's Roundhouse.
1964- Billboard claims that The Beatles are responsible for 60-percent of all current singles sales.
1964- Jack Ruby is sentenced to death for fatally shooting accused J-F-K assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas in front of a live national television audience.
1960 - Wilt Chamberlain scores an N-B-A playoff record 53 points in one game.