James Hampton (actor) is 76
â€œJerry Woolridgeâ€ in Sling Blade
Brian Dennehy (actor) is 74
â€œBig Tomâ€ in Tommy Boy
Richard Roundtree (actor) is 70
– Best known for playing â€œShaftâ€
Bon Scott (singer, AC/DC) would have been 66
– Passed away February 19th, 1980
O.J. Simpson (football player-actor) is 65
– Nicknamed â€œThe Juiceâ€
Chris Cooper (actor) is 61
â€œColonel Frank Fittsâ€ in American Beauty
John Tesh (TV personality-turned-musician) is 60
– Has his own syndicated radio show
David Ball (country singer) is 59
– Known for the song â€œRiding with Private Maloneâ€
Debbie Sledge (singer, Sister Sledge) is 58
– Three other sisters are also in the group
Jimmy Smits (actor, NYPD Blue) is 57
– Born in Brooklyn, New York
Tom Hanks (actor) is 56
â€œForrest Gumpâ€ in Forrest Gump
Marc Almond (singer, Soft Cell) is 55
– Had a number one hit with the song â€œTainted Loveâ€
Kelly McGillis (actress) is 55
â€œCharlieâ€ in Top Gun
Jim Kerr (singer, Simple Minds) is 53
– Had the hit song from The Breakfast Club â€œDonâ€™t You (Forget About Me)
– was once married to Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
Courtney Love (singer-actress) is 48
– Formerly married to Kurt Cobain
Frank Bello (bassist) is 47
– Currently the bassist for Anthrax
David Oâ€™Hara (actor) is 47
â€œFitzyâ€ in The Departed
Scott Grimes (actor) is 41
â€œDr. Archie Morrisâ€ on ER
Fred Savage (actor, The Wonder Years) is 36
– Was also in The Princess Bride
Dan Estrin (guitarist, Hoobastank) is 36
– Founded the band with singer Doug Robb
Kiely Williams (singer, 3LW) is 26
– Also a member of The Cheetah Girls
In 1956â€¦Dick Clark appeared on TV for the first time as the host of American Bandstand.
In 1958â€¦Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records.
In 1962â€¦Bob Dylan performed at the second session for what became The Freewheelinâ€™ Bob Dylan.
In 1971â€¦Jim Morrison was quietly buried in Parisâ€™ Pere Lachaise cemetery.
In 1972â€¦Paul McCartney toured for the first time since he was in The Beatles.
In 1978â€¦The Rolling Stones dropped in on Chicagoâ€™s The Quiet Knight club to jam with hero Muddy Waters.
In 1981â€¦The Jacksons began a 36-city tour that would net them 5.5-million dollars.
In 1990â€¦After an inflamed finger at a Glasgow concert, Keith Richards discovered the digit was infected. The Rolling Stones cancelled their subsequent tour dates for the week, which marked the first time the band had pulled out of a show due to illness.
In 1993â€¦The Rolling Stones convened at Ron Woodâ€™s house in Ireland and began a month-long recording session.
In 1995â€¦In Chicago, The Grateful Dead played their last-ever show with Jerry Garcia. The guitarist died the following month.
In 1996â€¦For the first time, Deep Purple played â€œSmoke on the Waterâ€ in the Swiss city that inspired it. The band wrote the song after surviving a nightclub fire in Montreux.
In 2002â€¦It was announced that Eddie Van Halen and his wife Valerie Bertinelli were separating after 21 years of marriage.
In 2003â€¦The White Stripes guitarist/singer Jack White was in a car accident in his native Detroit, which left him with a compound fracture to his left index finger. A subsequent tour was postponed.
In 2004â€¦Courtney Love was rushed to hospital in New York with what her lawyer called â€œa gynecological medical condition.â€ Police were called to her New York apartment after it was reported she was throwing bottles from her window and she was handcuffed to the hospital gurney. She missed her court date in Los Angeles and a new bail was set for her at 150-thousand dollars.
In 2006â€¦A plaque was stolen from Bon Scottâ€™s grave in Western Australia on what would have been the late AC/DC frontmanâ€™s 60th birthday.
In 1996â€¦For the first time, Deep Purple played â€œSmoke on the Waterâ€ in the Swiss city that inspired it. The band wrote the song after surviving a fire in Montreux. The inferno, which happened during a Frank Zappa show the guys were attending, destroyed the auditorium where they planned to record, so they were forced to go to the cold Grand Hotel. Bassist Roger Glover picks up the story of the song from there (AUDIO).
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