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2017 David Cassidy dies at age 67 after suffering liver and kidney failure. The Partridge Family star made headlines earlier in the year when he was diagnosed with dementia.

2014 David Guetta releases Listen, his sixth studio album.

2008 Bruce Springsteen's title track from his forthcoming Working On A Dream album hits radio.

2006 Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album (Monkey Business) in the rap/hip-hop genre.

2003 The acoustic guitar on which George Harrison learned how to play is sold at a London auction for 276,000 pounds. The original price of the guitar: three and one-half pounds.

2003 Pop singer-songwriter Teddy Randazzo, who penned hits for Little Anthony & the Imperials, dies at age 68.

2002 Hadda Brooks, known for the '40s R&B hit "Out of the Blue," dies following open-heart surgery at age 86.

2001 Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in prison for a series of sexual assaults on teenage boys between 1982 and 1987.

1999 Singer/actor Alvin Cash (of The Crawlers) dies of ulcer complications at age 60.

1997 Coolio and seven members of his band 40 Thevz are arrested and charged with theft and assault in a boutique in the town of Boblingen, Germany. The eight are charged with assaulting a female clerk in a clothing store and stealing clothing worth $2,000.

1995 Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is arrested for mooning the audience during a show in Milwaukee. He pays a $141.50 fine for indecent exposure.

1995 The Beatles release Anthology I (including the previously unreleased track "Free As A Bird," and sell 450,000 copies the first day).

1995 Bruce Springsteen releases The Ghost Of Tom Joad.

1995 Rappers Tupac Shakur and Tha Dogg Pound get into the holiday spirit by giving out 2,000 turkeys in Los Angeles.

1995 Peter Grant (manager for The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, and Bad Company) dies of a heart attack at age 60.

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Black & Blue Debuts At #1

2000

Backstreet Boys release their fourth album, Black & Blue. Catering to the screaming teenage girl demographic, they promote it with an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live. The album is one of biggest debuts in history, with initial shipments of about 6 million.


Black & Blue is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their smash album Millennium that introduced their signature hit, "I Want It That Way." Dipping into notes of hip-hop and R&B, the latest collection of crooning make-up and break-up songs debuts at #1 in America and peppers the pop chart with three new singles. "Shape Of My Heart," yet another BSB ballad written and produced by Swedish pop music maven Max Martin, is the album's star single, notching the #9 slot on the Hot 100. It also earns a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The music video is even more successful on TRL, where it dominates the clip countdown for 61 days. The harmonizing quintet is at the forefront of the pop music scene in America, where just a few years earlier they couldn't even get on the radio. The Boys started their reign in Europe with a debut album crafted by Max Martin but didn't break into the US market until "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" in 1997 – the same year the Spice Girls invaded the country with their British-flavored brand of girl power and infected teen girls with dance-pop fever. Black & Blue is an accurate description of the band members, who are overwhelmed with their superstar status around the globe. In particular, AJ McLean spirals further into alcohol abuse and depression, leading his mates to stage an intervention at the start of their promotional tour. McLean hits rehab, but the band doesn't release another album of new material for five years: Never Gone.

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