Today's birthdays include country singer Faron Young, who was born in 1932; former Beatle George Harrison in 1943; Elkie Brooks in 1945 (age 58); Bay City Rollers guitarist Stuart Wood in 1957 (age 46); and Mike Peters, singer and guitarist with The Alarm, in 1959 (age 44); and Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees in 1973 (age 30).
Today's musical milestones:
In 1957, Buddy Holly recorded "That'll Be The Day" with his new backing band, The Crickets, at a studio in Clovis, N.M.
In 1965, the Beatles began filming the group's second motion picture. Originally called "Eight Arms to Hold You," it was released as "Help!"
In 1983, Toto won in six categories at the 25th annual Grammy Awards.
Also in 1983, Peter Paul and Mary reunited for a European tour -- their first since 1967.
In 1984, Van Halen's "Jump" became the band's first No.1 single.
In 1989, despite having died of a heart attack the previous December, Roy Orbison had participated in both albums that occupied the top two spots on the Billboard Top-200 album chart -- his own "Mystery Girl" and "Volume One," the debut offering from The Traveling Wilburys.
In 1992, Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable," her high-tech duet with her late father, swept the 34th annual Grammy Awards, winning six awards -- seven, if you count the producer-of-the-year award that went to the album's producer.
In 1994, MCA sued Glenn Frey, claiming he owed the label several albums.
Also in 1994, Disney announced that Michael Jackson's 3D movie "Captain Eo" was being replaced in the fall with a new movie at the Walt Disney World Epcot Center.
In 1997, Bonnie Raitt was honored as the best female guitarist in the rock and blues fields at the Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards in New York. Eddie Van Halen was named the best male rock guitarist and Tracey Chapman the best female acoustic guitarist.
Also in 1997, a Los Angeles judge ordered Snoop Doggy Dogg's bodyguard, McKinley Lee, jailed after he allegedly continued to harass his former girlfriend.
In 1998, Bob Dylan and his son, Wallflowers lead singer Jakob Dylan, took home five awards between them from the 40th annual Grammy Awards. Veteran singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin won record and song of the year for "Sunny Came Home," while the best new artist award went to Paula Cole.
Also in 1998, members of Oasis and their entourage reportedly misbehaved during a flight from Hong Kong to Australia. Cathay Pacific Airways later banned Liam Gallagher from the airline after the rocker allegedly threatened to stab a pilot.
In 1999, Placebo and Stabbing Westward launched a co-headlining tour in Pittsburgh.
Today's musical quiz:
Of the four members of the "super-group" known as The Traveling Wilburys, two are now dead. Roy Orbison is one. Who's the other? Answer: George Harrison.