Today's birthdays include dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, born in 1878; Tom T. Hall, who was born in 1936 (age 67); singer/actress Leslie Uggams in 1943 (age 60); the Tokens' Mitch Margo and country's Jessi Colter, both in 1947 (age 56); the Scorpions' Klaus Meine in 1948 (age 55); Paul Weller of Jam and also Style Council in 1958 (age 45); and Lauryn Hill in 1975 (age 28).
On this day in music history:
In 1968, Simon and Garfunkel replaced themselves atop the Billboard Top-200 album chart when "Bookends" replaced "The Graduate" soundtrack in the No.1 position.
In 1973, more than 100,000 people attended Carole King's "Sunset Concert" in New York's Central Park.
In 1978, Keith Moon played for the last time with The Who before his death, at a concert filmed for the rock documentary "The Kids Are Alright."
In 1992, the road manager of Boyz II Men was killed and his assistant wounded in a shooting at a posh hotel in Chicago. Three men were later arrested. Boyz II Men was on tour with rapper Hammer at the time of the incident.
In 1993, it was announced that the 1994 Grammy Awards would be held in New York after returning for a year to Los Angeles.
In 1994, viral laryngitis forced Barbra Streisand to postpone the opening show of a six-concert gig in Anaheim, Calif. She would eventually postpone four out of six shows.
In 1996, Sublime lead singer Brad Nowell was found dead in a San Francisco hotel room. He was 28. The band's co-manager said a heroin overdose was the likely cause of Nowell's death.
In 1999, the debut solo album from Squirrel Nut Zippers' Katharine Whalen, titled "Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad," was released.
In 2000, Stevie Wonder performed at an all-star tribute to the late Grover Washington, Jr., in Philadelphia. Washington had died in December 1999 just after taping a performance on the "CBS Saturday Early Show."
Also in 2000, B.B. King was a big winner at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards in Memphis. The veteran R&B singer was named best soul/blues male artist and entertainer of the year, and his new CD "It's Harder Now" was honored as best soul-and-blues album and best comeback album.
Today's musical quiz:
Her five-Grammy haul for "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" tied her with what singer/songwriter for the most trophies by a female artist in a single year? Answer: Carole King.