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On September 28th, 1958, Dore Records released "To Know Him Is To Love Him" by The Teddy Bears.

In 1968, Janis Joplin's manager announced Joplin would leave Big Brother and the Holding Company in November after fulfilling current obligations. Joplin said she and the band "weren't growing together anymore."

In 1975, 40,000 people got to see Jefferson Starship and Jerry Garcia and Friends perform for free in San Francisco. "Jerry Garcia and Friends" ended up being the Grateful Dead, who had not performed together in more than a year.

In 1988, singer John Denver offered the Soviet Union $10 million to put him on the Soyuz space shuttle.

In 1991, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis died of pneumonia, respiratory failure and a stroke. He was 65.

Also in 1991, Garth Brooks became the first country artist to have an album debut at number one on the album charts, with "Ropin' The Wind."

In 1995, Bobby Brown was caught in gunfire outside a Boston bar. Brown was unhurt, but his brother-in-law-to-be was killed.

Today's birthdays: Actress Brigitte Bardot is 78. Singer Ben E. King is 74. Actor Joel Higgins ("Silver Spoons") is 69. Actor Jeffrey Jones is 66. Writer-director-actor John Sayles is 62. Actress Sylvia Kristel ("Emmanuelle," "Private Lessons") is 60. Actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo is 48. Country singer Matt King is 46. Actress Mira Sorvino is 45. TV personality Moon Zappa is 45. Actress Naomi Watts is 44. Country singer Mandy Barnett is 37. Rapper Young Jeezy is 35. Actor Peter Cambor ("NCIS: Los Angeles") is 34. TV personality Bam Margera ("Jackass") is 33. Actress Hilary Duff is 25. Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak is 20. Actor Keir Gilchrist is 20.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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