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2013 American Idol alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young get married at Los Angeles' Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel. DeGarmo was a runner-up to Fantasia Barrino in Season 3, while Young was a finalist in Season 5.

2008 A fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroys thousands of master tapes controlled by Universal Music Group, including recordings by Joni Mitchell, Elton John, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Nirvana and Eminem. The extent of the loss is not revealed until years later.

2007 Tony Thompson (lead singer of Hi-Five) dies at age 31 after accidentally inhaling a toxic amount of freon.

2007 Contemporary musicians record their own versions of songs from The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all work with Geoff Emerick - the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions - using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrate the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967.

2006 Spanish singer and actress Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at age 59.

2006 The UK Albums chart turns 50 years old, and in a survey by the book of British Hit Singles and Albums and NME, Definitely Maybe by Oasis is voted the greatest album of all time. The Beatles come in second and third place with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Revolver; OK Computer by Radiohead is fourth and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis comes in fifth.

2005 White Stripes singer Jack White marries his girlfriend, British model Karen Elson, in a canoe on the Amazon in Brazil.

2005 Crazy Frog's "Axel F" hits #1 on the UK singles chart.

2003 Slipknot bass player Paul Gray is arrested after colliding with another car in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. Gray, who dies from an overdose on May 24, 2010, is charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia, as well drunk-driving.

2003 Staind's 14 Shades Of Gray hits #1 on the US albums chart. It's the meat in the sandwich of three chart-topping albums for the group, following Break The Cycle (2001) and preceding Chapter V (2005).

2002 Eminem, still without an American chart-topper, lands his third UK #1 hit with "Without Me," where he takes shots at a number of soft targets including Chris Kirkpatrick, Limp Bizkit and Moby.

2001 Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting.

2000 Dixie Chicks play the first night of their 85-date "Fly" North American tour at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2000 The film Honest, starring three of the All Saints, is pulled by cinemas after a disastrous showing at the box office.

2000 Mambo musician Tito Puente, who helped popularize Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music in the '50s, dies at age 77 following heart valve surgery.

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Pat Boone Is Born

1934

Pat Boone (birth name: Charles Eugene Boone) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.


In the '50s and '60s, his brand of mellow, accessible music finds a huge fanbase - one that many adults prefer to disruptive singers like Elvis Presley. By 1970, he has 60 entries on the US chart, including six that hit #1. Like Elvis, Boone is a song interpreter, not a songwriter. And the way he interprets songs isn't very rock and roll: he enunciates very clearly and tones down any potentially offensive lyrics. His clean-cut image jibes with his lifestyle, as he is a very religious family man with a conservative ethos. His trademark fashion item: white buck shoes.

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