1971: Mozart born.
1943: Mick Jagger is born.
1960: Sam Cooke’s Chain Gang is released
1968: John Lennon and Paul McCartney complete Hey Jude (arguably the one of the best songs ever written — but then I AM BIASED)
1968: The Jackson 5 sign a 1-yr. contract with MoTown
1975: The Hustle, by Van McCoy & The Soul City goes to #1 on the Singles Chart
1980: The Rolling Stones hit #1 with Emotional Rescue — it would remain there for seven weeks.
1984: Prince, or the artist formerly know as Prince, premieres his new movie, Purple Rain
1986: Peter Gabriel goes to #1 with Sledgehammer — IMO, the BEST rock video ever made.
1992: MoTowner and originator of My Guy, Mary Wells, dies of cancer
2000: Napster receives an injunction via the RIAA to refrain from allowing file sharing of RIAA material on their site. Too bad the genie was already out of the bottle.