1996: The first Ozzfest is held, featuring heavy metal rock. The festival was created by Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, when organizers of the Lolapalooza musical festival refused to let Ozzy join the tour. The festival becomes an annual event.
2011: Two years after Michael Jackson died, he tops the Forbes Magazine of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. Elvis Presley and John Lennon are also high on the list.
2006: Forbes Magazine announces that Kurt Cobain is now the Top-Earning Dead Celebrity, beating out Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, Ray Charles, and Bob Marley.
2006: Diddy (Puff Daddy, Sean Combs) has a hit album with Press Play.
1992: Singer-songwriter Roger Miller dies at age 56. He had a string of hits, including King of the Road and Dang Me.
1985: Singer Ciara (Ciara Princess Harris) is born. Goodies and Love Sex Magic (with Justin Timberlake) are her best-known songs.
1984: Singer Katy Perry (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) is born. She has had four #1 hits: Roar, California Gurls (with Snoop Dogg), I Kissed A Girl and Part Of Me.
1983: Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton is #1. The song wins an American Music Award for best country single and is named vocal duet of the year and single record of the year by the Academy of Country Music.
1974: Then Came You by Dionne Warwick & the Spinners is #1. The song is the first #1 single for either Warwick or the Spinners.
1956: Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs is born.
1941: Singer Helen Reddy is born. Her biggest hits are Delta Dawn and I Am Woman.
1912: Country singer Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley) is born. Her trademark was a hat she wore with a price tag hanging from it, displaying the price of $1.98.
Songs Of The Day:
California Gurls (Perry/Snoop Dogg); Islands In The Stream (Rodgers/Parton); Then Came You (Dionne Warwick/Spinners); Goodies (Ciara); I Am Woman (Reddy); Dang Me (Roger Miller); Delta Dawn (Helen Reddy); Roar (Katy Perry); Part Of Me (Katy Perry); Love Sex Magic (Ciara/Timberlake)