1854 - Composer Leos Janacek was born.
1879 - Composer Philippe Gaubert was born.
1941 - Cab Calloway and his orchestra recorded the standard, "St. James Infirmary."
1969 - Brian Jones (formerly of the Rolling Stones) was found dead in his swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, England, home.
1971 - Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris at age 27.
1975 - Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) was arrested for cocaine possession.
1995 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) pled innocent to drug charges.
2000 - Dawn Boyle and Greg Kostakis danced to Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC at their wedding.
2002 - Sony/ATV Publishing announced it would buy a country music catalog from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million.