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2018.- Hosting the Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson rejects the planned moment of silence in favor of a “moment of action” for the victims of a school shooting that took place two days earlier in her native Texas.
2017.- At the Palladium in London, The Cranberries play their last show with lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, whose health issues for cancellation of the remaining dates. She dies on January 15, 2018.
2016Barenaked Ladies release the live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks, which was recorded on June 10, 2015, at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, during the band’s Last Summer On Earth tour. Guests include former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay and Violent Femmes sax player Blaise Garza, who join BNL for a rendition of Hay’s 1982 hit “Who Can It Be Now?”
2016The National release an anthology album of 59 Grateful Dead covers called Day of the Dead, with appearances by Lucinda Williams, Bruce Hornsby, Courtney Barnett and Wayne Coyne. Proceeds go to the Red Hot Organization, which helps fight AIDS.
2013 Ray Manzarek (keyboardist for The Doors) dies at age 74 in Rosenheim, Germany, while receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer).
2012 Robin Gibb (of Bee Gees) dies from colorectal cancer-related kidney and liver failure at age 62.
2009Kris Allen wins season 8 of American Idol, defeating Adam Lambert in a surprise victory.
2007 Composer Ben Weisman dies in Los Angeles, age 85. He wrote or co-wrote more songs for Elvis Presley (57!) than anyone else.
2006 Hawthorne, California, dedicates a monument to their famous hometown sons: the three Wilson brothers of The Beach Boys.
SNL Spoofs Neil Young’s Political Album
2006Saturday Night Live spoofs Neil Young’s latest album, the very political Living With War, reimagining it as I Do Not Agree With Many Of This Administration’s Policies.More
2003 South Carolina’s parole board pardons James Brown of all past offenses committed in the state, even the felonies, spurring James to spontaneously sing “God Bless America” at the conclusion of the hearing.
2003Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Vicious Cycle, their twelfth studio album. It’s the last to feature work by bassist Leon Wilkeson, who passed away during recording. Kid Rock appears on the album in a remake of “Gimme Back My Bullets.”
1998 Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation stemming from an incident three months earlier when he got in a fight with his wife, Pamela Anderson Lee. Goes to jail that evening and serves three months before he is released.
1998Frank Sinatra’s funeral takes place in Beverly Hills, which draws 400 invited guests and a slew of onlookers. Tony Bennett, Angie Dickinson, Joey Bishop (the only surviving member of the Rat Pack), Liza Minnelli, Jack Nicholson, Tony Danza and Tom Selleck all show up to pay their respects.
1995 The Eagles’ Don Henley marries his first and only wife, the model Sharon Summerall, in Malibu, with Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow, and other celebs attending. At the reception, live music is provided by Tony Bennett, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Sting.
1991.- The first album from an MTV Unplugged performance is released when Paul McCartney issues Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) in the UK. It is released in America in June.
1985Hall & Oates perform with Temptations Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin at the re-opened Apollo Theatre in Harlem. The concert is later released as Live At The Apollo.
1981Rachel Platten is born in New York City. She grows up in Newton, Massachusetts.
1980 The Clash concert in Hamburg, West Germany is plagued by crowd violence. When Joe Strummer smashes one particularly bellicose fan over the head with his guitar, Strummer is arrested, but cleared after a test proves he was not drinking.
1978 Wings’ “With A Little Luck” hits #1 in America.
1977 The stage show “Beatlemania” opens at the Winter Garden Theater, New York.
1972 Rapper Busta Rhymes is born Trevor George Smith Jr. in Brooklyn, New York.
1970George Harrison meets producer Phil Spector at Abbey Road Studios to play demos of the songs which will appear on his debut album, All Things Must Pass.
1969Chicago singer Peter Cetera is attacked at a Dodgers-Cubs game at Dodger Stadium. Explaining the incident, Cetera says: “Four marines didn’t like a long-haired rock ‘n’ roller in a baseball park, and of course I was a Cubs fan, and I was in Dodger Stadium, and that didn’t do so well. I got in a fight and got a broken jaw in three places, and I was in intensive care for a couple of days. With my jaw wired together, I actually went on the road, and I was actually singing through my clenched jaw, which, to this day, is still the way I sing.”
1968Pete Townshend of The Who marries Karen Astley (daughter of composer Ted Astley), whom he met at Ealing Art College in London. The couple have three children before separating in the ’90s. They divorce in 2009.
1967 After his wife dies in a car accident, 23-year-old Manuel Fernandez (electric organist of Los Bravos) commits suicide.
1967George Harrison visits the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time.
1967 The Young Rascals’ “Groovin'” hits #1 in America.
1966 Gitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is born.
1966 When John Entwistle and Keith Moon are late for a Who show at the Rikki Tik club in Newbury, England, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey go on with the opening act as their rhythm section. Entwistle and Moon show up halfway through, and after the show Moon announces that he and Entwistle are leaving to form a duo. All is well a week later when they patch things up.
1896.- German composer Clara Schumann dies after suffering a stroke at age 76.