Today's birthdays include Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, who was born in 1947 (age 54); Millie Small, who had a hit song in 1964 with "My Boy Lollipop," in 1948 (age 53); Thomas McClary of the Commodores, and Bobby Farrell, both in 1949 (age 52); REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin in 1951 (age 50); and Matthew Sweet in 1964 (age 37).
Today's musical milestones:
In 1967, the "Death of a Hippie" funeral service was held by The Diggers in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. The coffin -- filled with stereotypical hippie artifacts -- was burned to symbolize the end of the "media-hyped movement."
In 1973, Todd Rundgren's "Hello, It's Me" was released.
In 1975, the Who's "Who By Numbers" was released.
In 1978, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad -- one-half of ABBA -- were quietly married at a Swedish church.
In 1985, Nelson Riddle died from kidney and liver failure at age 64.
In 1986, David Lee Roth released a Spanish-language version of the "Eat 'Em and Smile" album.
In 1990, rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew paid $300,000 to LucasFilms -- owners of the copyrights to "Star Wars" -- for his unauthorized use of Luke Skywalker as the name of his record label.
Also in 1993, two Hollywood producers announced plans to make a movie out of Billy Ray Cyrus's hit song "Achy Breaky Heart."
In 1994, Patti LaBelle opened her own nightclub in her hometown of Philadelphia.
In 1999, the 3 surviving members of Blues Traveler announced that they had decided to stay together, despite the August 1999 death of bassist Bobby Sheehan.
Today's musical quiz:
What was the first George Harrison-written song to be put on the "A" side of a Beatles release? Answer: "Something," which topped the charts in 1969.