6 January

Pick a Day


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2012 Wiz Khalifa is sued for $2.3 million over his hit song "Black and Yellow." Max Warren, who raps under the name "Maxamillion," claims Khalifa, his producers, and his label stole the song from him. In the lawsuit, Warren states that the idea for the song was taken from his copyrighted 2007 song "Pink and Yellow." Khalifa claims he's never heard of Warren or his music.

2012 NRBQ drummer Tom Ardolino dies of complications from diabetes at age 56.

2009 Ron Asheton (guitarist for The Stooges) is found dead of an apparent heart attack in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 60.

2007 "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow (pedal steel guitarist for The Flying Burrito Brothers), suffering from Alzheimer's, dies in Petaluma, California, at age 72.

1999 Jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani dies at age 36. Born with a debilitating genetic condition, he became a top performer in his native France.

1999 Photographed by Annie Liebowitz, the Backstreet Boys appear in a print campaign with milk mustaches to promote the beverage.

1996 Eazy-E's posthumous single "Just Tah Let U Know" hits #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1992 Steve Gilpin (vocalist for MI-sex) dies after a severe car accident leaves him in a coma in Southport, Queensland, Australia, at age 42.

1980 Georgeanna Tillman (of The Marvelettes) dies of lupus and sickle cell anemia a month shy of her 36th birthday.

1979 The Bee Gees' "Too Much Heaven" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1979 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album hits #1 in America.

1977 KISS' Rock And Roll Over album is certified Platinum.

1968 Gibson patents their "Flying V" electric guitar.

1964 Mark O'Toole (bass player for Frankie Goes To Hollywood) is born in Liverpool, England.

1964 The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Opening act: The Ronettes.

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