1968: The Beatles began recording the “White Album.”
1978: Swan Song Records announced that Led Zeppelin had entered the recording studio for the first time since the death of Robert Plant’s son a year earlier. The sessions became the band’s final album, “In Through The Out Door.”
1990: The band Midnight Oil gave a free concert on flatbed trucks outside of an Exxon building in response to the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska.
1992: Singer Paul Simon married singer Edie Brickell.
1996: John Tesh made his last appearance as host of “Entertainment Tonight.” He stepped down after ten years to pursue his music career.
Today’s Birthdays: Country fiddler Johnny Gimble is 88. Actor Clint Walker (“Cheyenne”) is 87. Actor Keir Dullea (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 78. Actor Michael J. Pollard is 75. Guitarist Lenny Davidson of The Dave Clark Five is 70. Actor Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 61. Actor Ted McGinley (“Hope and Faith,” ”Married…With Children”) is 56. Actor Ralph Carter (“Good Times”) is 53. Country singer Wynonna Judd is 50. Guitarist Tom Morello of Audioslave and Rage Against The Machine is 50. Guitarist Patrick Dahlheimer of Live is 43. Singer-actress Idina Menzel is 43. Singer Cee Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley, Goodie Mob) is 39. Rapper Remy Ma is 34. Guitarist James Smith of Underoath is 32. Actor Jared Gilmore (“Once Upon A Time,” ”Mad Men”) is 14.