11 February

Pick a Day

11 FEBRUARY

In Music History

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2013 Rick Huxley (bassist for The Dave Clark Five) dies at age 72 after a long struggle with emphysema.

2011 Ne-Yo plays a charming hitman on the "Smooth Criminal" episode of CSI: NY.

2009 Estelle Bennett (of The Ronettes) dies of colon cancer at age 67.

2007 Two songs from Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds album earn Grammy Awards: "My Love" (with T.I.) wins Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and "SexyBack" is named Best Dance Recording.

2000 Near the concession area of an Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles billed as the "Valentine's Super Love Jam," a 24-year-old man shoots three concert-goers and is shot by a police officer working the show. The assailant is killed but his victims survive.

2000 Diana Ross officially divorces her husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess.

1998 Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, charged with threatening a security worker. He pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.

1989 Eazy-E's solo song "We Want Eazy" becomes his first hit to enter the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it debuts at #43.

1986 On The A-Team episode "Cowboy George," Culture Club perform "Karma Chameleon" in a cowboy bar while Mr. T enjoys the music.

1983 Bob Seger's The Distance is certified Platinum.

1982 The Rolling Stones Let's Spend the Night Together, a concert film from their 1981 tour, opens in New York to miserable reviews.

1981 Kelly Rowland is born in Atlanta, Georgia. She becomes the first member of Destiny's Child to land a hit away from the group when "Dilemma," her 2002 duet with Nelly, goes to #1 in America.

1979 The TV movie Elvis, starring Kurt Russell as the singer, airs on ABC.

1979 Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is born in McComb, Mississippi.

1977 Motown Productions debuts its first film, Scott Joplin, based on the life of the ragtime composer. Billy Dee Williams earns accolades for his performance as the "Maple Leaf Rag" mastermind, but the film is widely criticized for being too grim.

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Whitney Houston Dies

2012

Whitney Houston is found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, where she was slated to perform at Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy party later that night.

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