1960 : A 17-year-old Barry White completes his four-month prison term for stealing 300 tires from a Cadillac dealership. Having heard Elvis sing “It’s Now Or Never” in prison, he leaves determined to make music his life.
1963 : Martin Luther King delivers his famous “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The music connection: Peter, Paul and Mary play their hit version of Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ In The Wind before King speaks.
1986 : Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1986 : The anti-corporate-pollution benefit concert Get Tough On Toxics is held in Long Beach, CA, featuring members of Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young.
2009 : DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) is found dead in his New York city apartment. This came nearly a year after AM and friend Travis Barker survived a fatal plane crash that claimed the lives of 4 others.