Today's musical birthdays include the late jazz drummer Shelly Manne, who was born in 1920; James "Pookie" Hudson of the Spaniels in 1934 (age 68); Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starlighters in 1940 (age 62); Peter Albin in 1944 (age 58); Uriah Heep's John Lawton in 1946 (age 56); Glenn Leonard, one of many to join the line-up of the Temptations, in 1947 (age 55); Frank Beard of ZZ Top in 1949 (age 53); Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters in 1951 (age 51); and .38 Special's Donnie Van Zandt, the younger brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zandt, in 1952 (age 50).
On this day in music history:
In 1949, county music great Hank Williams debuted at The Grand Old Opry.
In 1966, Janis Joplin made her debut with Big Brother and the Holding Company at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom.
In 1968, a fire at the Olympic Studios in London disrupted a session by the Rolling Stones, which was recording "Beggars Banquet."
In 1969, David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was released to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon mission.
In 1976, the Australian rock band AC/DC kicked off its first headlining tour of Great Britain in Scotland -- where several members of the group were born.
In 1983, Naked Eyes peaked in the top-10 pop singles chart with "Always Something There To Remind Me."
In 1984, Dio, Big Country, the Pretenders, Jimmy Cliff and others appeared at the 15th annual Pink Pop Festival in the Netherlands.
In 1987, the Seattle Center Arena canceled a June 17 concert by the Beastie Boys and Run DMC because of concerns about teen violence and vandalism.
In 1988, an 11-hour concert in London for 72,000 fans in 50 countries honored imprisoned South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The 70th Birthday Party featured -- among others -- Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Simple Minds, the Eurythmics, Harry Belafonte, Roberta Flack, Joe Cocker and Natalie Cole.
In 1991, James Brown performed his first concert since getting out of prison after serving two-and-a-half years.
In 1992, Texas law officers called for a Time-Warner boycott if subsidiary Sire Records refused to pull Ice-T's album "Body Count" from stores. The album contained the song "Cop Killer," which authorities said promoted the killing of police officers.
In 1993, Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars accidentally shot and wounded a female companion while target shooting in the California desert.
In 1995, Courtney Love was briefly hospitalized in Seattle after what was called an accidental overdose of prescription medicine.
In 1996, Carl Perkins was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk in Los Angeles.
In 1998, the 28-year-old son of the "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to crack cocaine possession.
In 1999, Sister Hazel rhythm guitarist Andrew Copeland won a new Ford Escort on the game show "The Price Is Right." He said he'd give it to his dad.
Also in 1999, thousands of teenage fans turned out at New York's Rockefeller Center to hear Latin pop star Ricky Martin perform on NBC's "Today" show.
Today's musical quiz:
Latin pop star Ricky Martin made his Broadway debut in what production? Answer: "Les Miserables" in 1996.