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2016.- 50 Cent is arrested for using the word “motherf—–” during a concert performance in St. Kitts, where it’s illegal to use foul language in public. He’s granted bail for around $1,800 and is slapped with an unknown fine, though it’s probably close to $400, the same price DMX paid for cursing in the Caribbean in 2003. Fiddy’s rep blames the DJ, who didn’t have a clean version of the offending track.
2012.- James Rosemond aka “Jimmy Henchman” is indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, having allegedly ordered a hit on a rival who allegedly assaulted his son. If that doesn’t seem like music news, consider that Rosemond was a hip-hop mogul and CEO of Czar Entertainment, manager of such artists as Too Short and Salt-N-Pepa (for their song “Shoop”). Rosemond has also been implicated in the deadly East-West coast “rap war” feud that claimed the lives of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
2009 Sky Saxon (lead singer of The Seeds) dies at age 71 when an untreated infection leads to heart and renal failure.
2001 New York City rock band The Strokes’ release their debut single, “Hard To Explain.” It peaks at #16 in the UK.
1995 During Elastica’s set at the Glastonbury Festival, concert-goer Antony Genn jumps on stage and dances naked for about a minute while the band plays on.
1994 With grunge still going strong, Stone Temple Pilots debut at #1 in America with their second album Purple. It holds the top spot for three weeks, dethroned by The Lion King soundtrack.
1993Weezer sign with DGC Records.
1988Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak dies of a drug overdose at age 26.
1988 Seventeen-year-old Debbie Gibson hits #1 in America with “Foolish Beat,” making her the youngest artist to top the Hot 100 with a song written, performed and produced by herself. The mark stands until 2007 when Soulja Boy goes to #1 with “Crank That.”
1987 Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant dies of cancer at age 67 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He co-wrote many hit songs with his wife Felice Bryant, including The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Bye Bye Love.”
1975Frank Zappa’s last album with The Mothers of Invention, One Size Fits All, is released.
1974 Mario Calire (drummer for The Wallflowers) is born in Buffalo, New York.
1973Bobby Darin marries his second wife, legal secretary Andrea Yeager. They divorce just four months later, shortly before Darin’s death.
1972 Mike Kroeger (bassist for Nickelback) is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.
1970 Chicago release “25 or 6 to 4” from Chicago II.
1969.- The Guess Who’s “These Eyes” is certified gold.
1969 Sly & the Family Stone records “Hot Fun in the Summertime.”
1969 The Hollies record “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.”
1968 Rapper Candell “Candyman” Manson is born in Los Angeles, California.
1954 David Paich (keyboardist for Toto) is born in Los Angeles, California.
1952 Tim Finn (of Crowded House) is born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. He forms the Finn Brothers with Crowded House bandmate and brother Neil Finn.
1946 Allen Lanier (keyboardist, rhythm guitarist for Blue Öyster Cult) is born in Long Island, New York.
1946 Rock multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald (of Foreigner, King Crimson) is born in Osterley, Middlesex, England.
1942 Jazz musician Joe Chambers (of The Chambers Brothers) is born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1937Eddie Floyd is born in Montgomery, Alabama, and will grow up in Detroit, Michigan. Known for writing and performing the 1966 hit “Knock On Wood.”
1860 The composer Gustave Charpentier is born at Dieuze, France.