20 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1998 Alanis Morissette does an in-store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. Proceeds from the sale of her album for the day are donated to a local children's hospital.

1998 Saxophonist Roland Alphonso (of The Skatalites, known for 1967's "Guns of Navarone") dies at age 67 after being in a coma for four days due to burst blood vessels in his neck and head.

1998 A three-day World Conference on Music and Censorship begins in Copenhagen with aims to establish a support organization for musicians, similar to writers' free speech body PEN.

1997 Music journalist Robert Palmer (not to be confused with the singer of the same name) dies of liver disease in Valhalla, New York, at age 52. Palmer wrote for The New York Times and Rolling Stone and penned the book Deep Blues.

1997 Paul McCartney tapes an interview and live performance of "Flaming Pie" and "Young Boy" for the syndicated Oprah Winfrey Show.

1994 Former Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young member David Crosby receives a liver transplant.

1993 With their debut album Core climbing the charts, Stone Temple Pilots are musical guests on Saturday Night Live.

1993 Part of Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia, is renamed James Brown Boulevard in honor of their famous native.

1992 L7 lead singer Donita Sparks takes off her knickers during the band's live performance of "Pretend We're Dead" on the British TV show The Word.More

1991 Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is sentenced to a month in a Los Angeles jail for violating his probation for spousal abuse.

1986 Bring Me the Horizon lead singer Oli Sykes is born in Ashford, Kent, England.

1984 Michael Jackson is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's famous Chinese Theatre, creating the largest-ever crowd for such an unveiling.

1976 "Muskrat Love," a song by Captain & Tennille about the amorous adventures of two rodents, peaks at #4 on the Hot 100.

1975 AFI frontman Davey Havok is born David Paden Passaro in Rochester, New York.

1975 R&B singer Tamika Scott (of Xscape) is born in College Park, Georgia. Originated the role of Millet Jennet Baptiste-Brown in Tyler Perry's play Meet the Browns in 2004.

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