In 1999, bassist Rick Danko of The Band died in Woodstock, New York. He was 56.
In 2005, comedian Richard Pryor died of a heart attack at a hospital outside Los Angeles. He was 65.
Also in 2005, Garth Brooks married Trisha Yearwood in a private ceremony at their home in Oklahoma.
In 2007, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time in 30 years, for a tribute concert in London for Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun (AH’-met ER’-teh-gun).
Today’s birthdays: Actress Fionnula Flanagan (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 77. Actor Tommy Kirk is 77. Singer Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy is 77. Singer Ralph Tavares of Tavares is 77. Actress-singer Gloria Loring is 72. Drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores is 72. Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is 67. Actress Susan Dey is 66. Musician Paul Hardcastle is 61. Actor John York (“General Hospital”) is 60. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh (BRAN’-nah) is 58. Actress Nia Peeples is 57. TV chef Bobby Flay is 54. Singer-guitarist J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. is 53. Bassist Scot Alexander of Dishwalla is 47. Drummer Meg White of The White Stripes is 44. Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (SHREE’-kee) (“Entourage”) is 43. Rapper Kuniva of D12 is 43. Actor Alano Miller (“Underground,” ”Jane the Virgin”) is 39. Bassist Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event is 37. Country singer Meghan Linsey is 33. Actress Raven-Symone (“That’s So Raven,” ”The Cosby Show”) is 33.