2015 The series finale of Glee, titled "Dreams Come True," airs on FOX. During its six-year run, the influential musical drama made old music new again with a stream of hit covers... and broke records from Elvis Presley and The Beatles along the way.More
2003 On the day the Iraq war begins, Bruce Springsteen opens his Melbourne, Australia, show with a quiet, acoustic version of his hit "Born In The U.S.A." and follows it, pointedly, with a cover of Edwin Starr's "War."
1997 Yanni becomes the first Western artist to play a concert at the Taj Mahal when he performs the first of three shows at the monument. Before a financial settlement is reached, farmers displaced by the spectacle threaten to immolate themselves in protest.
1993 Reggae rules as "Oh Carolina" by Shaggy hits #1 in the UK while Snow's "Informer" holds the top spot in America. It's the first #1 for both artists - Snow is Canadian; Shaggy is Jamaican-American.
1969 John Lennon marries Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain, which is still owned by Britain. The Beatles song "The Ballad of John and Yoko" describes their ordeal finding a location for the nuptials.
2020 The Weeknd releases After Hours, an album filled with the kind of anxiety and paranoia many are feeling in the early weeks of coronavirus lockdown. It goes to #1 in the United States and many other territories, and the single "Blinding Lights" becomes one of the most-streamed songs of the spring and summer.
2020 Kenny Rogers dies at 81.
2017 Rihanna begins her stint as Marion Crane on Bates Motel, a role originated by Janet Leigh as the infamous shower-stabbing victim in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho.
2016 Trisha Yearwood stars as Mary in the Palm Sunday broadcast of the Fox live musical The Passion, the story of Jesus Christ's last hours on Earth.
2015 Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero dies of an apparent heart attack in New York at age 55.
2009 The quirky garden store Fountains Of Wayne, which provided the moniker for the band of that name, closes shop after more than 40 years in business. The Wayne, New Jersey, landmark was a Christmas hotspot, as giant santas and holiday displays appeared every season. It was also the backdrop for some scenes from the HBO series The Sopranos.
2009 Blues guitarist/singer Mel Brown dies of complications from emphysema at age 69.
2008 Rolling Stone magazine endorses Barack Obama by putting him on the first of three 2008 covers.
2008 At the O2 Arena in London, the Eagles launch their world tour in support of their album Long Road Out of Eden.
2006 The song "Thank You For Being A Friend" is played at Leeds Crown Court when John Humble pleads guilty to perpetrating the Wearside Jack hoax (he pretended to be the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer).
2004 Quincy Jones receives an honorary doctorate in Music from The University of Washington.
2000 Gene "Eugene" Andrusco (of Adam Again, Lost Dogs, The Swirling Eddies) dies of a brain aneurysm at age 30.
2000 American composer Vivian Fine dies at age 86.
1994 Madonna snags her third Razzie for Worst Actress at the 14th Golden Raspberry Awards. Her first came in 1987 for Shanghai Surprise, and the second followed in 1988 for Who's That Girl. This time around, it's her role as Rebecca Carlson in Body Of Evidence that underwhelms the judges.
1993 Two children are killed in an Irish Republican Army bombing in Warrington, England, inspiring the Cranberries song "Zombie."
Near Scranton and heading for a show in Syracuse, Miami Sound Machine's tour bus is hit by a tractor trailer on a snowy highway. Gloria Estefan suffers a serious spinal injury requiring four hours of surgery.
While promoting her hit album Cuts Both Ways, Gloria Estefan's tour is cut short on the snow-covered highway near Scranton, Pennsylvania, when a semi-truck crashes into her tour bus, causing it to collide with a tractor trailer. Gloria, who had been resting in a top bunk, is thrown to the floor and suffers fractures to her spine. Her 9-year-old son, Nayib, has a broken collarbone, while the rest of the Miami Sound Machine, including Gloria's husband Emilio Estefan Jr., escape with minor injuries. Gloria is flown by helicopter to NYU Langone Medical Center, where two titanium rods are implanted to stabilize her spine, beginning a painful, year-long recovery. The experience provides inspiration for her first post-accident album, Into the Light, in particular the track "Coming Out Of The Dark," which is a nod to all the people who gave her the strength to fight her way back to the stage.
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