4 March

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2019 Keith Flint of The Prodigy is found dead at his home in Essex, England. Cause of death is determined to be suicide by hanging. He was 49.

2016 Shakira makes her feature-film debut, voicing the pop star Gazelle in the Disney animated movie Zootopia. She also contributes the song "Try Everything" to the soundtrack.

2011 Johnny Preston ("Running Bear") dies of heart failure at age 71.

2010 Redbone co-founder Lolly Vegas, who wrote and sang their hit "Come and Get Your Love," dies of lung cancer at age 70.

2009 John Cephas of Cephas & Wiggins dies at age 78.

2004 John McGeoch, a Scottish guitarist who played with Magazine, PiL and Siouxsie and the Banshees, dies at age 48.

2003 Bruce Springsteen plays Hank Ballard's 1960 hit "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" at his show in Jacksonville, Florida, to honor Ballard, who died two days earlier.

2001 Glenn Hughes, the biker in The Village People, dies of lung cancer at age 50.

2001 Michael Jackson and friend Macaulay Culkin spend the night shopping at a London record store, which stays open after hours to accommodate the pair.

1999 Cowboy singer Eddie Dean dies of emphysema at age 91.

1998 Bad Religion's breakthrough album, Stranger Than Fiction, released almost four years earlier, is certified gold by the RIAA, becoming the band's only album to achieve this certification in the United States.

1996 Grand Ole Opry icon Minnie Pearl dies at 83.

1996 The Beatles song "Real Love," compiled from a John Lennon demo recording, is released in the UK.

1994 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana spends 20 hours in a coma after overdosing on Rohypnol (a prescription sedative) and champagne.

1993 Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown welcome a baby girl, Bobbi Kristina.

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Skip Becomes First Marley With Top 10 Hit


The Katy Perry song "Chained to the Rhythm" hits #4 on the Hot 100, making guest vocalist Skip Marley the first of the Marleys to land a Top 10 on that tally.

Remarkably, the highest Bob Marley (Skip's grandfather) got on the chart was "Roots, Rock, Reggae" at #51, although covers of his songs have been more successful, with Eric Clapton's version of "I Shot The Sheriff" going to #1. The only other Marley with a Top 40 is Bob's son Ziggy, who went to #39 with "Tomorrow People" in 1988.



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