In 1958, Psychedelic Furs bass player Tim Butler was born.


In 1964, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys married Marilyn Rovell in Los Angeles.


In 1977, Dr Peter Carl Goldmark, inventor of the long-playing microgroove record (1945), was killed in a car crash aged 71. The LP revolutionized the way people listened to music.


In 1985, Mr Mister hit No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Broken Wings'.


In 1996, Toni Braxton reached No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Un- Break My Heart'.


2007, Ray Charles Plaza was opened in Albany, Georgia. It featured a revolving, bronze sculpture of Charles seated at a piano.

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