1944, The Beach Boys Dennis Wilson (drums, vocals) was born.

http://youtu.be/NwrKKbaClME

In 1951, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was born.

http://youtu.be/C29Fs-WNIrg

 

In 1969, rapper Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) was born.

http://youtu.be/zxtn6-XQupM

 

Montreux-Casino

In 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple's 1973 hit, 'Smoke On The Water'.

http://youtu.be/2WX_4FNoto4

 

In 1987, Madonna filed for divorce from actor Sean Penn...and then changed her mind a week later.

http://youtu.be/rSaC-YbSDpo

 

In 1993, Frank Zappa  (multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer) died of prostrate cancer.

http://youtu.be/B9DqykUsqRY

 

2002, Whitney Houston admitted in an US TV interview that drink and drugs nearly killed her.

http://youtu.be/z6xDcC7wNg0

 

 

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