Elvis Presley would have been 7 9 – Died August 16 th
Stephen Hawking (famed scientist) is 7 2 – Wrote the book A Brief History of Time
Robby Krieger is 6 8 – Guitarist for The Doors
David Bowie (singer) is 6 7 – Born David Robert Jones
Matt Johnson (singer/guitarist) is 53 - The The Frontman
Peter Gill is 50 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood Drummer
Jeff Aberecrombie is 45 - Fuel bassist
n 1966 … ABC aired the last ever episode of pop music program Shindig! The Kinks and The Who were the final acts.
In 1973 … Yoko Ono released Approximately Infinite Universe , a double album whose highlights included songs like “I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass Window.”
In 1974 … Kiss drummed up some press by performing a “dress rehearsal” shortly after signing to Casablanca
In 1975 …Tickets for three Led Zeppelin concerts at Madison Square Garden went on sale. The box office had to call on other ticket outlets to help cope with demand and sold out their 60 – thousand tickets in four hours.
In 1979 …The Canadian government declared Rush the country’s official “Ambassadors of Music.”
In 1979 … Sara Carter , of the famed Carter Family of country singers, died at age 79.
In 1991 … Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark, an original member of the band, died in London after a n overdose from drugs and alcohol. His fiancée blamed herself for his death because she went to bed in a huff when he came home drunk the night before.
In 2000 …A photographer was arrested on charges of stalking Barbra Streisand and James Brolin .
In 2004 … Sheryl Crow , U2 ’s The Edge , Alicia Keys and Ben Affleck appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to speak out against digital piracy.
In 2004 …On what would have been Elvis Presley ‘s 69 th birthday, it was announced that he was the biggest – selling solo artist in American history. His label, RCA , said Presley has sold 117.5 – million albums as of that date.
In 2004 …Former Spice Girl Mel C said she would release CDs through her own label after being dropped by Virgin Records .
In 2005 …Rapper Nas married R&B singer Kelis in Atlanta.
In 2006 …During a visit to Venezuela, calypso star/actor Harry Belafonte told the press that President Bush is “the greatest terrorist in the world.