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2016 Prince's Paisley Park compound opens to the public.More

2006 Fabulous Wailers guitarist and trumpeter John Greek dies.

2006 Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd announces that it will recall all copies of Slayer's most recent album Christ Illusion following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF).

2002 Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones donates 100,000 pounds to the school he once attended in Dartford, England, for musical instruments and a band director. The resultant musical center is named after the singer.

2000 The TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation debuts on CBS with "Who Are You?" by The Who as the theme song. Three more series in the franchise appear, all with theme songs by The Who: CSI: Miami ("Won't Get Fooled Again"), CSI: NY ("Baba O'Riley") and CSI: Cyber ("I Can See For Miles").

2000 Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Danks claim they put a total of $600,000 into the recording of the album and the making of an accompanying documentary film.

1999 Portuguese singer/actress Amalia Rodrigues dies in Lisbon, Portugal, at age 79.

1998 Loud Records and members of Loud/RCA rap group the Wu-Tang Clan are sued by a woman claiming battery, false imprisonment, and defamation, among other allegations. Bridget Gray, an actress and dancer, seeks compensatory and punitive damages for an August 1997 incident in which she alleges that members of the Wu-Tang Clan made derogatory comments and held her against her will while she was hired to appear in a video for the group.

1998 Gospel star Kirk Franklin and Interscope Records are hit with a $75 million lawsuit by Linda Searight, the founder of God's Property, a gospel group that has recorded and performed with Franklin. Searight claims she was cheated out of payment for her involvement in God's Property.

1998 Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard.

1994 Glenn Frey has stomach surgery for diverticulitis, causing the Eagles to postpone dates on their their Hell Freezes Over tour, which resumes in January.

1991 Ray Charles is honored on the Fox TV special Ray Charles: 50 Years Of Music. Highlights of the show include Charles performing "Living For The City" with Stevie Wonder and "Busted" with Willie Nelson.

1985 Nelson Riddle - an arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator known for his work with Frank Sinatra, among many others - dies of cardiac and kidney failure related to cirrhosis of the liver in Los Angeles, California, at age 64.

1983 Barry Manilow plays a charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1980 The Bee Gees sue their former manager Robert Stigwood for $136 million, claiming unpaid royalties and fraud. The group alleges that contracts they signed with Stigwood in 1968 were predatory and unfair, and that they were too young to understand what they were signing. The suit is eventually settled out of court.

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Jesse Jackson Takes On Rolling Stones

1978

Atlantic Records head Ahmet Ertegun meets with Jesse Jackson, who has beef with The Rolling Stones' "Some Girls," specifically the line, "black girls just want to get f--ked all night."

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