1994 Justin Bieber is born in London, Ontario, Canada.
1985 Ford licenses The Beatles "Help!" for a commercial, marking the first time one of their songs is used in a TV ad.
1973 Pink Floyd release Dark Side Of The Moon. The album debuts at an inauspicious #95 on the US Albums chart, but becomes far and away the album with the most weeks on the tally, thanks in large part to a run from 1977-1988 when it never leaves.
1927 Harry Belafonte is born in Harlem, New York, but at age 8 moves to Jamaica (his mother's birthplace) with his family. The Belafontes move back to New York in the early stages of World War II; in the '50s, Harry becomes a top entertainer, his career buoyed by the calypso craze.
2020 Public Enemy kicks Flavor Flav out of the group, claiming he often missed live gigs and recording sessions. "He always chose to party over work," the statement reads. On April 1, the band releases a new song with Flav and claims kicking him out was a hoax.
2012 On Justin Bieber's 18th birthday, he appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where his manager presents him with a Fisker Karma luxury electric car worth about $100,000.
2004 Warner Music Group leaves parent company Time Warner for the first time, bought out as a separate entity by investors led by former Universal Music head Edgar Bronfman Jr.
2002 Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family files for divorce from her husband, actor Marty Ingalls (she later withdraws the petition).
1997 Skillet frontman John Cooper marries Korey Pingitore, who joins the Christian rock band two years later as a keyboardist and rhythm guitarist.
1995 The Flaming Lips guest star on the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "Love Hurts." The psychedelic rock band is the surprise act at the Peach Pit After Dark, where they perform their hit "She Don't Use Jelly."
1995 Tony Bennett wins the Album Of The Year Grammy award for MTV Unplugged, taken from his acoustic performance on the network.
1994 The Bodyguard soundtrack wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, with "I Will Always Love You" taking Record of the Year. Frank Sinatra receives a Living Legends Award and Aretha Franklin gets a Lifetime Achievement Award. Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby take Best Pop Instrumental Performance for their song "Barcelona Mona," which was penned for the Barcelona Olympics.
1991 Director Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors, starring Val Kilmer, opens in Los Angeles.
1990 Rush are named '80s Artist Of The Decade at the Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammies.
1987 Kesha Sebert is born in Los Angeles. Using the stage name "Ke$ha" (she drops the $ in 2014), she becomes a pop superstar when her first album Animal tops the US chart in 2010.
1986 Mr. Mister's "Kyrie" hits #1 in America. The refrain "Kyrie eleison" is Greek for "Lord, have mercy."
Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested on stage at a Miami show after allegedly exposing himself to the audience.
Police charge Morrison with lewd and lascivious behavior and public drunkenness. He is convicted and sentenced to jail, but dies while the case is under appeal. Whether or not Morrison really exposed himself is unclear; his bandmate Ray Manzarek claims that he just took his shirt off and waved it in front of his crotch to taunt the audience. In 2010, the governor of Florida decides that it's best to let this one go, and grants Morrison a posthumous pardon.
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