Today's birthdays include John Paul Hammond, who was born in 1943 (age 58); Tubes guitarist Roger Steen in 1949 (age 52); and bassist Wayne Parker of Glass Tiger in 1960 (age 41).
Today's musical milestones:
In 1961, the Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was released.
In 1964, a supposedly official biography of the Rolling Stones, titled "Our Own Story," was published as a paperback book.
In 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., drummer in his dad Jerry Lee Lewis' band, died in a car accident at age 19. He was the second of Lewis' children to die young.
In 1982, Robert Smith, leader and founder of The Cure, rejoined Siouxsie and the Banshees as a temporary substitute for guitarist John McGeoch, who was suffering from nervous exhaustion.
In 1983, a Texas woman suffered a broken arm at a Police concert in Dallas. She allegedly was injured when security guards threw a man atop her.
In 1986, Bob Dylan was denied admission to Tanya Tucker's show at the Toronto Royal York Hotel when he arrived wearing a parka and jeans. He was allowed in after Tucker's road manager loaned him a jacket.
Also in 1986, Little Richard put his palm prints on the Hollywood "Rock Walk."
In 1987, Sonny and Cher reunited for the first time in nearly 15 years on "Late Night with David Letterman."
In 1991, Bryan Adams and his record label, A&M, threatened legal action over the unauthorized use of the hit song "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by the campaign of Louisiana gubernatorial hopeful and ex-Klansman David Duke.
In 1992, Sting received an honorary degree from Northumbria University in his hometown of Newcastle, England.
Also in 1992, Bruce Hornsby was awarded the University of Miami's Alumnus of Distinction Award. He was a 1977 graduate of U.M.'s School of Music.
In 1996, Capitol Records announced that Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes had suffered a punctured ear drum, and had been ordered by his doctor to rest for a few months.
Also in 1996, Hong Kong's Urban Council denied permission for Michael Jackson to bring his "HIStory" tour to Victoria Park on Christmas Day. Officials said the show would clash with a Cirque de Soleil performance in another part of the park.
And in 1996, a Los Angeles judge issued a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from rapper Ice Cube and his family.
In 1997, a woman was injured when three New England Patriots football players dived off the stage and landed on her during an Everclear concert in Boston.
In 1998, Meat Loaf and Marie Osmond sang a duet, "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," on the syndicated "Donnie and Marie" TV show.
In 1999, Lauryn Hill and Kid Rock each won three major awards at the annual Billboard Music Video Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
Also in 2000, Elvis Costello was among the people who lined up outside the HMV store in Liverpool, England, to be among the first to buy a copy of "1," the Beatles' first definitive "greatest hits" album.
Today's musical quiz:
What prompted Sting and his bandmates to call themselves the Police? Answer: The name refers to drummer Stewart Copeland's father, a former CIA employee.