On May 19, 1958, Ritchie Valens recorded “Come On, Let’s Go,” at his first recording session, in Los Angeles.
In 1960, The Drifters recorded “Save The Last Dance For Me” in New York.
In 1961, the Everly Brothers launched a new record label named Calliope.
In 1976, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones crashed his car north of London. Authorities found drugs in the car, and he later was fined.
In 1987, the movie “Ishtar,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, made its premiere. It bombed at the box office.
In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle criticized “Murphy Brown” because he said the title character mocked the importance of fathers because she was having a baby out of wedlock.
In 1999, the movie “Star Wars: Episode One — The Phantom Menace” opened nationwide. Exactly six years later, “Revenge of the Sith” opened.
Today’s Birthdays: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 83. TV personality David Hartman is 82. Actor James Fox is 78. Actress Nancy Kwan is 78. Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in “Star Wars”) is 73. Musician Pete Townshend is 72. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 68. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 65. Drummer Phil Rudd of AC/DC is 63. Actor Steven Ford is 61. Actress Toni Lewis (“Homicide,” ”Oz,” ”As the World Turns”) is 57. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 55. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford (“Monk”) is 47. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 45. TV personality Kim Zolciak Biermann (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 39. Singer Shooter Jennings is 38. Comedian Michael Che (“Saturday Night Live”) is 34. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 34. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 34. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 31. Singer Sam Smith is 25. Actor Nolan Lyons (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 16.