23 August

Pick a Day

23 AUGUST

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2000 Kenny Loggins is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers marries his third wife, Patti Arnold, at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

1996 The movie She's The One, with a soundtrack by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, opens in theaters. Jennifer Aniston and Edward Burns, who star in the film, appear in the video for "Walls."

1995 Industrial/techno musician Dwayne Goettel (of Skinny Puppy) dies of a heroin overdose in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at age 31.

1993 News of Michael Jackson's child molestation investigation is finally made public by the Los Angeles police.

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1990 David Rose (leader of David Rose & His Orchestra) dies of natural causes in Burbank, California, at age 80.

1989 Ric Ocasek of The Cars marries the model Paulina Porizkova. They met when she starred in the video for the Cars hit Drive.

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The KLF Burn £1 Million

1994

For no apparent reason the British duo The KLF burn £1 million on the Isle of Jura in Scotland.

From 1990-1992, The KLF had five huge hits in the UK, including the #1 "3 A.M. Eternal." The mercurial duo - Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty - ended their musical collaboration in 1992 but continued to work on art projects as the "K Foundation." With £1 million at their disposal from KLF earnings, they decide to make a statement by destroying the cash. With a security firm handling logistics and verifying that the money is real, Drummond and Cauty toss the bills into a fire - it takes about two hours to incinerate all the cash. The event is filmed and witnessed by the reporter Jim Reid, who writes about it in The Observer. Explaining why they did it, Drummond says, "We wanted the money, but we wanted to burn it more." In 1995, the film Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid is released, documenting the event.

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