13 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2000 Trisha Yearwood donates a Starlight Fun Center to Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital. The mobile entertainment center includes a TV monitor, VCR and Nintendo 64 game unit, and can be rolled up next to a child's bed.

2000 Alejandro Sanz caps a triumphant week when he wins awards for Spanish male artist and Spanish album at the Premios Amigo. The week before Sanz won identical awards at the 47th Premios Ondas.

1999 Garth Brooks hosts Saturday Night Live and performs "Way Of The Girl" as his Australian rock star alter-ego, Chris Gaines.

1999 R.J. Vealey (drummer for Atlanta Rhythm Section) dies of a heart attack at age 37.

1999 Donald Mills (of The Mills Brothers) dies due to complications from pneumonia at age 84.

1998 Pianist/keyboardist Kenny Kirkland, age 43, dies of congestive heart failure in Queens, New York City, New York.

1997 Ray Charles conducts his first-ever online chat at rhino.com, answering questions about his new five-CD boxed set, Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection.

1997 Things get ugly for The Spice Girls in Barcelona at the 44th Premios Ondas Awards. The industry crowd boos throughout the cheeky quintet's lip-synched performance of "Spice Up Your Life," after it is announced that the Girls would not perform while photographers are present.

1997 Celine Dion releases "Be The Man," her first single in Japanese. It is released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama Eve.

1996 Jazz/R&B pianist Bill Doggett dies of a heart attack at age 80 in New York.

1995 MC Hammer plays a benefit concert in Moscow supporting the "Our Home Is Russia" party, who are facing opposition in upcoming elections from the Communist party. The communists claim that Hammer symbolizes the wealth disparity and vapid consumerism that Russia should avoid.

1995 The Rolling Stones release Stripped.

1993 Kate Bush debuts her musical short film The Line, The Cross & The Curve at the London Film Festival. The short, starring actress Miranda Richardson as a ballet dancer cursed by magic slippers, is an extended music video featuring songs from Bush's album The Red Shoes.

1992 Ronnie Bond (drummer for The Troggs) dies after a lengthy illness in Winchester, Hampshire, England, at age 52.

1992 90,000 people attend Elton John's Mexico City concert, his first in the country.

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