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2010.- The Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin falls off a 20-foot cliff while hiking near San Francisco, mangling her knees and forcing the band to cancel their upcoming reunion tour.
2008.- Lou Pearlman, manager of Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, is sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges: two counts of conspiracy, money laundering and using false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding.
2008David Cook seems shocked to become the Season 7 winner of American Idol, beating 17-year-old David Archuleta. Cook got 56% of the record 97.5 million votes.
2003Ike Turner is refused entry into Japan because of a past drug conviction.
2003Ruben Studdard wins Season 2 of American Idol, beating out Clay Aiken.
2002Little Big Town release their disastrous self-titled debut through Sony’s Monument Records. Although the album produces a couple minor hits on the Country chart, the group is denigrated by critics as a fake country band, devoid of substance. LBT proves them wrong with their acclaimed 2005 album, The Road to Here.
2001Josh Groban’s career takes off after he appears on the Season 4 finale of Ally McBeal as a jilted teenager.
2000Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots marries the model Mary Forsberg. It’s his second marriage, and this one is low-key, taking place at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Celebrity guests include Weiland’s bandmates and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
1996Soundgarden’s fifth album, Down On The Upside, is released. It debuts at #2 in America, behind Fugees’ The Score.
1993Sliver, starring Sharon Stone and William Baldwin, is released in the US. The movie is panned by critics, but its prominent use of UB40’s cover of the Elvis Presley original “Can’t Help Falling in Love” helps give the band their second #1 hit in the States. The song was originally released as the first single from their 1993 album, Promises and Lies.
1988 “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses” by Kathy Mattea hits #1 on the Country chart. It’s the second chart-topper from her fourth album, Untasted Honey, following “Goin’ Gone.”
1983 “Little Red Corvette” goes to #6 in the US, giving Prince his first Top 10 hit on the Hot 100. The video is one of the first by a black artist to go in hot rotation on MTV.
1983David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hits #1 on the US chart.
1981 Reggae star Bob Marley is buried with state honors in St. Ann’s, Jamaica.
1979Time magazine runs a story on Rickie Lee Jones titled “The Duchess of Coolsville,” a reference to the song “Coolsville” on her debut album. The moniker sticks.
1979.- Elton John becomes the first western act to tour the U.S.S.R. when he plays the first of eight concerts at a show in Leningrad.
1977 Stevie Wonder hits #1 in America with “Sir Duke,” a tribute to Duke Ellington, who died in 1974.
1972The Notorious B.I.G. is born Christopher George Latore Wallace in Brooklyn, New York.
1964 The Drifters record “Under The Boardwalk” the day after their lead singer, Rudy Lewis, is found dead. He is replaced by former member Johnny Moore.
1962 Dee Dee Sharp records “Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes).”
1957 Paul Anka records “Diana.”
1955 Stan Lynch (original drummer for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1955 Chuck Berry records his first single, “Maybellene.”
1948Leo Sayer is born Gerard Hugh Sayer in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England.
1947 Bill Champlin (keyboardist, guitarist for Chicago) is born in Oakland, California.
1944 Marcie Blane, known for the ’60s pop hit “Bobby’s Girl,” is born Marcia Blank in Brooklyn, New York.
1943 Hilton Valentine (original guitarist for The Animals) is born in North Shields, Northumberland, England.
1943 Vincent Crane is born in Reading, England. As a member of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, he co-writes “Fire,” and later joins Atomic Rooster.
1941 Ronald Isley (of The Isley Brothers) is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1904Fats Waller is born Thomas Waller in New York City.