2009 Kelly Groucutt of Electric Light Orchestra dies of a heart attack at age 63.
2008 Jazz musician Teo Macero dies at age 82.
2008 Jagjaguwar Records officially release Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago in the US.
2005 Good Charlotte's "I Just Wanna Live" peaks at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2003 Johnny Paycheck dies of respiratory failure at age 64. His most famous song: "Take This Job and Shove It."
2002 A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer.
2001 French singer Charles Trenet dies at age 87.
1998 With Brian Setzer leading the swing revival at the helm of The Brian Setzer orchestra, he reunites The Stray Cats for a show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, with proceeds going to the Carl Perkins Center For The Prevention Of Child Abuse.
1998 Grandpa Jones, famous for his banjo performances and appearances on Hee Haw, dies at age 84.
1998 Country singer Lorrie Morgan denies a Star magazine report that she had "a wild ride in the back seat of a limousine with President Bill Clinton." Her statement reads: "The only accurate information in the article with regard to my relationship with President Clinton was that I joined him onstage for the Christmas tree lighting in Washington - I have never met with him in a private situation."
1996 Brian Eno wins for Best Producer at the BRIT Awards. He won the same award in 1994.
1995 Roxette becomes just the second Western pop act to play a public concert in China when they perform in Beijing a celebration of the Chinese New Year. To appease censors, the duo changes the lyrics of their song "Making Love to You" to "Making Up to You." Wham! was the first act to break this barrier, with a show in 1984.
1994 Their acoustic cover of "Because The Night" from MTV Unplugged becomes by far the biggest hit for 10,000 Maniacs when it peaks at #11 in the US. Natalie Merchant left six months earlier - the MTV performance was one of her last with the group.
1987 At the Palomino Club in Hollywood, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison are in the audience for a Taj Mahal concert. When Taj calls them onstage, Dylan goads Fogerty into playing "Proud Mary" by saying that, if he doesn't, everyone will think it's a Tina Turner song.More
1985 Mick Jagger releases his second solo album, She's The Boss.
Ozzy Osbourne urinates on a statue near the Alamo, desecrating a Texas landmark.Read more
1996 During Michael Jackson's performance of "Earth Song" at the 1996 BRIT Awards, Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp jumps on stage and makes demeaning gestures toward Jackson. Cocker says he did it because Jackson was "pretending to be Jesus."More
1995 Baywatch's Pamela Anderson marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on a Cancun beach. The bride wears a white bikini.
1940 Smokey Robinson is born in Detroit.