2010 Poison lead singer Bret Michaels suffers a brain hemorrhage that nearly kills him. After almost two weeks in intensive care, he makes a full recovery. Throughout the ordeal, he leaves his headband on, explaining, "If I'm going out, I want to go out rocking."
1999 Sinead O'Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.
1989 Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna's "Like A Prayer" hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It's her third consecutive #1 album.
1978 The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) make their debut on Saturday Night Live, later becoming the first characters from the show to get their own movie.More
1978 Steve Martin performs "King Tut" on Saturday Night Live, popularizing goofy Egyptian dancing. The song, which portrays the pharaoh as his "favorite honky," goes on to sell over 500,000 copies.
1974 The Who begin filming the movie version of Tommy, with Tina Turner's turn as the Acid Queen filmed first. The task of producing the complex soundtrack drives Pete Townshend to another nervous breakdown.
2020 At the Jersey 4 Jersey virtual benefit concert, surviving members of Fountains of Wayne reunite (from their homes) with Sharon Van Etten to pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger, who died of coronavirus three weeks earlier. Bruce Springsteen also performs, and Bon Jovi debut a new song called "Do What You Can." The event raises nearly $6 million for coronavirus relief.
2013 Singer-songwriter Richie Havens, who became famous as the first performer at Woodstock in 1969, dies of a heart attack age 72.
2011 LeAnn Rimes marries actor Eddie Cibrian at their engagement party that's actually a surprise wedding. The couple's controversial affair sparked while filming the 2009 TV movie Northern Lights.
2011 Bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens, known for her pro-union anthems and feminist songs, dies at age 75 from complications of pneumonia.
2011 At age 51, Bryan Adams becomes a father for the first time when his baby girl Mirabella Bunny is born.
2009 Liz Phair wins her first ASCAP award as Top Television Composer for her work on the teen drama 90210.
2008 Singer-songwriter Paul Davis, known for his soft rock hits of the '70s, dies of a heart attack just one day after his 60th birthday.
2003 Songwriter Felice Bryant dies of cancer at age 77 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Known for a string of hits with co-writer husband Boudleaux Bryant, including The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "Bye Bye Love."
2000 N.W.A.'s reunion single "Chin Check" debuts at #71 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This is the group's only single without its core members DJ Yella and the late Eazy-E and their first one with Ice Cube since his departure in 1989.
1998 Faith No More announce that they are no more.
1993 The Broadway play Tommy, based on The Who's album, opens at St. James Theater.
1989 Kid 'N Play's biggest hit, "Rollin' With Kid 'N Play," hits #11 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as their debut album 2 Hype (which was released six months earlier) debuts at #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
1989 Public Enemy make the video for "Fight The Power," directed by Spike Lee, in Brooklyn. The shoot doubles as a rally, with locals joining in to serve as extras. The song later debuts on the soundtrack to Lee's film Do The Right Thing.
1988 Barbara "Sandi" Robison passes away from toxic shock poisoning after initially falling ill her during an April 6, 1988 performance in Butte, Montana.
Glen Campbell is born in Billstown, Arkansas. Raised in abject poverty as the seventh of 12 children, he makes his way to Los Angeles in 1960 and becomes a sought-after session musician.
By the late 1960s, Campbell is a superstar, crossing over from country to pop, with five #1 country hits and two #1's on the Hot 100: "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights" From 1969 to 1972, he hosts his own variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
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