18 March

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18 MARCH

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2016 Gwen Stefani, recently split from Gavin Rossdale and dating Blake Shelton, releases This Is What the Truth Feels Like, her first solo album since 2006. The album deals with her divorce and subsequent renaissance - or you could say, "Gwenaissance."

2014 Joe Lala (drummer for The Blues Image) dies of lung cancer at age 66.

2011 Rock bassist Jet Harris (of The Shadows) dies of cancer at age 71.

2009 New Orleans singer/pianist Eddie Bo dies of a heart attack at age 78.

2008 Among other artists, Lou Reed, Damien Rice, and Moby take part in the Speak Up! concert (which benefits Iraq war veterans) held at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

2002 Talking Heads play live for the first time since 1984 when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Ramones, Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney and Isaac Hayes.More

2002 Members of The Doobie Brothers attend the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest, who did PR for the band decades earlier. Also attending are Dionne Warwick and Petula Clark.

2001 Four teenage girls are crushed to death in a shopping mall in Indonesia, when hundreds of fans panic while trying to catch a glimpse of British boy band a1. The four band members cancel the rest of their tour in Asia.

2001 John Phillips (of The Mamas & the Papas) dies of heart failure at age 65.

1997 The second full-length album from Ben Folds Five is released, Whatever and Ever Amen. The album obtains platinum certification in the US, and spawns the group's biggest hit tune, "Brick."

1994 Bassist Darryl Jones replaces Bill Wyman in The Rolling Stones.

1994 Courtney Love calls the police fearing that her husband, Kurt Cobain, is suicidal. Police confiscate four guns and 25 boxes of ammo from his home.

1994 Kenner, Louisiana names a street "Lloyd Price Avenue" in honor of their native son.

1992 Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Quarantined Celebrities Sing "Imagine" During Coronavirus Pandemic

2020

Gal Gadot posts a video of herself and a host of celebrities singing "Imagine" line-by-line from their places of quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. It doesn't get the reaction she's after.

Feeling "a bit philosophical" as much of the world shut down because of the virus, Gadot got many of her famous friends to record themselves singing the song, which was pieced together for the video. The singing quality varies - Sia, Amy Adams, Norah Jones and Leslie Odom, Jr. sound great; Sarah Silverman, Mark Ruffalo, Natalie Portman - not so much. Most appear without makeup and disheveled, as if homebound inertia has set in and sapped any care for physical appearance. Gadot was inspired by a video of an Italian man playing the song on trumpet from his balcony. Introducing the video, the Wonder Woman star says: "This virus has affected the entire world. Everyone. Doesn't matter who you are, where you're from. We're all this together." Many on social media take umbrage, as they need more than a song to get through the pandemic, which has caused many to lose their jobs and upend their lives.

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