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THIS DAY IN MUSIC

1993 _ Band leader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He was 78. Among the musicians he recruited for his orchestra were Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis and Art Blakey. His million-selling records included My Foolish Heart and I Apologize. 1974 _ Bad Company gives its debut performance. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. 1973 _ Paul McCartney is arrested for growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland. 1973 _ Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of the Grateful Dead dies of a stomach hemorrhage. 1971 _ Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner. The tape is sent by Abbie Hoffman. 1968 _ The Fillmore East opens in New York City. 1958 _ Gary Numan is born in Hammersmith, England. His only song to make the Hot 100 is Cars, a No. 9 song in 1980. 1945 _ Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees is born in Tarzana, Calif. The Monkees have three million-selling No. 1 songs: Last Train to Clarksville (1966), I'm a Believer (1966-67) and Daydream Believer (1967). _ BPI

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