2003: Ike Turner was barred from entering Japan because of a 1990 cocaine conviction.
1990: Record executive Morris Levy, the executive that sued John Lennon because he thought “Come Together” sounded too much like the Chuck Berry song “You Can’t Catch Me” (that Levy owned the publishing rights to) died. He was 62 years old.
1988: The Pet Shop Boys reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Always on My Mind”, their fifth top ten single in the U.S.
1983: Prince peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Little Red Corvette”, his first top ten single in the U.S.
1977: Stevie Wonder reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the sixth time with “Sir Duke” which spent three weeks on top of the chart.
1971: Marvin Gaye released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On which went on to be considered by many as one of the greatest albums ever made.
1966: The Mamas & the Papas reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album If You Can Believe You Eyes and Ears which spent one week on top of the chart.
1963: Stevie Wonder released his fourth single “Fingertips” which went on to become his first number one single in the U.S.
Ronald Isley-vocalist for the Isley Brothers born in 1941
Leo Sayer born in 1948
Tim Lever-keyboardist for Dead or Alive born in 1963