2 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1998 The Rolling Stones release No Security.

1998 Viewers tune in for part two of The Temptations miniseries on NBC. Based on the autobiography of group founder Otis Williams, the film is a ratings success and is nominated for five Emmys.

1998 President Clinton gives his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the network's BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley.

1997 Brandy becomes the first black Disney princess when she plays Cinderella in the ABC TV movie. Whitney Houston plays her Fairy Godmother.

1996 Eva Cassidy dies of cancer at age 33. Over the next few years, her music is discovered in the UK and becomes wildly popular, with her album Songbird reaching #1 in 2001.

1995 Record producer Florence Greenberg dies of heart failure at age 82. As founder of Scepter Records, she worked with hot '60s acts such as Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, and The Shirelles.

1995 Soul Train celebrates 25 years on the air with guest appearances by Al Green, Diana Ross, Bill Withers, and Patti LaBelle.

1994 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's David Crosby is hospitalized after suffering liver failure; he's fortunate enough to find a donor for a transplant.

1994 Ruth Tyrangiel, former girlfriend of Bob Dylan, sues for $5 million palimony, claiming the singer reneged on his promise to marry her after she helped with his business affairs and also with his songwriting.

1993 British singer-songwriter Kate Bush releases her seventh studio album, The Red Shoes. Inspired by the 1948 ballet film of the same name, the album features a number of famous guests, including Eric Clapton, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, Prince, and comedian Lenny Henry. It's also Bush's last release before a 12-year hiatus.More

1992 Following his return to success with Freedom and Ragged Glory, Neil Young releases his 19th studio album, Harvest Moon. It's the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album he's put our in years

1991 Rock n' roll hitmaker Mort Shuman, co-writer of "Viva Las Vegas," dies of cancer at age 54.

1989 Bad Religion release their fourth full-length studio album, No Control.

1987 George Harrison releases Cloud Nine, a commercial comeback that includes the #1 hit "Got My Mind Set On You." It's the last album he puts out in his lifetime.More

1984 Marvin Gay Sr., father of singer Marvin Gaye (who added the e when he joined Motown) is found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, but courts rule the action was taken in self-defense, and the elder Gay is given five years' probation.

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Rami Malek Stars In Bohemian Rhapsody


The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, opens in theaters. It wins four Oscars, including Best Actor for Malek.

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