15 July

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2018 "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses becomes the first '90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest '90s video is "Zombie" by The Cranberries, at 739 million.

2017 Aaron Carter is arrested for drunken driving and marijuana possession when he is pulled over in Cornelia, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. He is scheduled to play a show in Kansas City that evening, which he cancels, citing "transportation issues."

2016 In what they famously describe as a "conscious uncoupling," Chris Martin (of Coldplay) and Gwyneth Paltrow officially divorce after 13 years of marriage.

2011 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Adult Contemporary chart, which had various names over the years, including Easy Listening, Billboard publishes its list of the top 100 Adult Contemporary songs of all time, with Savage Garden's "Truly Madly Deeply" at #1, followed by "Lead Me On" by Maxine Nightingale and "Drift Away" by Uncle Kracker.

2010 Robbie Williams officially returns to Take That, ending a longstanding feud with Gary Barlow.

2009 According to Billboard, since Michael Jackson's death, which occurred on June 25, 2009, American consumers have purchased more than 2.3 million of his albums.

2007 Prince gives away free copies of his latest album Planet Earth with the UK newspaper Mail On Sunday. The unconventional distribution rankles record retailers, but helps promote his run of 21 shows at the O2 Arena in London, which sell out.

2006 Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley ties the knot with Avril Lavigne in Montecito, California. The marriage will last just over three years.

2001 Vanilla Ice opens for Insane Clown Posse at the second annual Gathering Of The Juggalos, this time in Toledo, Ohio (they aren't welcome back in Novi, Michigan, site of the first one). Once again, ICP's headline set is cut short when fans rush the stage.

2000 Paul Young, frontman with Sad Café and lead singer on the Mike + the Mechanics hit "All I Need Is A Miracle," dies of a heart attack at age 53.

1996 Nickelodeon premieres the teen sitcom Kenan & Kel, with the theme song "Aw, Here It Goes" from Coolio.

1991 Bert Convy (of The Cheers) dies of a brain tumor at age 57. The actor and singer had gone on to become a popular game show host of Super Password and Win, Lose, or Draw.

1991 Warrant lead singer Jani Lane marries Bobbie Brown, the girl from the "Cherry Pie" video. They divorce two years later.

1989 Atlantic Records executive Nesuhi Ertegun, who worked with The Drifters and Bobby Darin, dies following a cancer surgery at age 71.

1989 200,000 people turn out for a free Pink Floyd concert in Venice, Italy.

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John Travolta Wants To Strut In Saturday Night Fever Sequel


The Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive debuts in theaters, starring John Travolta. The Bee Gees also return for the soundtrack, introducing five new songs, including "The Woman In You."

Travolta is back as Tony Manero, the disco dancer who enthralled audiences in John Badham's 1977 classic Saturday Night Fever, this time with Sylvester Stallone as writer, producer, and director. In Staying Alive, named for the Bee Gees hit, Manero is down on his luck working as a dance instructor and waiter while trying to break into Broadway. Critics and fans are not impressed with the follow-up, but the movie is still a box-office smash, earning over $64 million and becoming one of the top ten most commercially successful movies of the year. After the Bee Gees-centric Saturday Night Fever soundtrack became a massive success worldwide, topping both the US and UK charts, the trio returns for the sequel. They write and record five new songs, including the minor hits "The Woman In You" and "Someone Belonging To Someone." The album's b-side features songs written by Sylvester Stallone's brother, Frank Stallone, like the Top 10 hit "Far From Over." The soundtrack peaks at #6 in the US and #14 in the UK.



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