24 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2014 Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announce their separation after nine years of marriage. A few months later, Thicke releases his album Paula, where he pours his heart out over the split.

2013 Janet Jackson reveals that she and Wissam Al Mana, a billionaire investor from Qatar, got married in a quiet, secret ceremony sometime in 2012. It is Jackson's third marriage; her first two husbands were the singer James DeBarge and the director René Elizondo, Jr.

2013 Larry Marks, original singer of the Scooby Doo theme song, dies in Los Angeles at age 73. He was also a producer for Columbia Records and A&M Records, where he helmed projects for Liza Minnelli and Phil Ochs, among others.

2008 Larry Norman dies at age 60 following a severe heart attack. The Christian-rock pioneer started out in psychedelic rock with the band People!, known for their 1968 hit cover of The Zombies' tune "I Love You."

2008 A statue of departed AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott is unveiled in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia.

2004 Singer Lena Horne threatens to withdraw permission for a TV movie of her life after star Janet Jackson suffers her shocking "wardrobe malfunction" at Super Bowl XXXVIII. Jackson quits the project.

2004 After EMI refuses to let DJ Danger Mouse release his Grey Album, a mash-up of Jay-Z's Black Album with samples from The Beatles' White Album, the DJ makes the album available as a download, for free, on his website for one day.

2002 Arthur Lyman, jazz vibraphone and marimba player, dies of esophageal cancer at age 70.

2002 Charlie Daniels appears on the "Peggy's Fan Fair" episode of the animated Fox TV series King Of The Hill.

2000 Georgie Fame is arrested for a DUI after driving home from his concert in Wales. He's fined 350 pounds and has his driver's licensed suspended for a year.

1998 Pamela Anderson Lee calls 911 after getting in a heated altercation with her husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, at their Malibu home. Tommy is arrested and spends three months in jail for spousal abuse.

1997 Spice Girls win Brit Awards for Best Single ("Wannabe") and Best Video ("Say You'll Be There"). Geri Halliwell wears a skin-tight Union Jack dress when they perform at the ceremony, introducing her signature look.

1994 James Taylor appears on the "Deep Space Homer" episode of The Simpsons.

1994 Singer/actress Dinah Shore dies at age 77 of cachexia (or wasting syndrome), a complication of her ovarian cancer.

1993 Tom Waits's stripped-down, raw, nearly primeval Bone Machine wins a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Rock Album.

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Elton John Gets The Royal Treatment


Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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