1998 Michael Jackson announces that wife Debbie Rowe is pregnant with his first child, denying tabloid reports that Rowe was paid to be artificially impregnated and carry the child to term.
1994 Dick Dale, riding a wave of surf-rock revival, appears on The Late Show with David Letterman.
1991 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its seventh class of inductees, including Jimi Hendrix, Booker T. & the MG's, Sam & Dave, The Yardbirds, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Bobby "Blue" Bland.
2016 Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani lend their voices to the animated film Trolls. Timberlake plays Branch, a paranoid troll who's in love with a princess, while Stefani is resident disc jockey DJ Suki.
2003 Skid Row's Sebastian Bach starts his recurring role on Gilmore Girls in the episode "The Festival of Living Art," as a guitarist who joins Lane Kim's band.
2001 Michael Jackson's Invincible becomes his seventh #1 album (as a solo artist) in the UK.
2000 Jazz drummer Vernel Fournier, aka Amir Rushdan, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 72.
1998 Amazon.com forms the program "Advantage For Music," which allows unsigned artists and independent labels to sell music online.
1997 The first-ever Soundgarden "best of" compilation is released, A-Sides.
1997 Capitol Records releases the four-disc set The Pet Sounds Sessions, chronicling the creation of The Beach Boys' classic 1966 LP. In addition to a remastered version of the original album, it also contains outtakes, unreleased tracks, and a capella tracks.
1995 Michael Jackson premieres his new single "Earth Song" on the German celebrity game show Wanna Bet?
1994 Fred "Sonic" Smith (of The Sonics, MC5), plagued by poor health, dies of heart failure at age 45.
1993 At a memorial service for the actor River Phoenix, Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys has a run-in with a videographer and is later charged with battery and grand theft (for stealing his tape). He is sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
1992 Elton John and Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million songwriting deal with publishing giant Warner/Chappell, the largest such deal up to that time.
1990 The musical tribute Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story opens on Broadway.
1989 "Listen To Your Heart" by the Swedish pop-rock duo Roxette is a #1 hit on the Hot 100.
1988 The U2 documentary Rattle And Hum opens worldwide.
Shania Twain's third album, Come On Over, is released.
It's her second album produced by her husband, Mutt Lange, whose golden touch puts a pop sheen on Twain's country sound, resulting in a stunning crossover. The album sells over 20 million copies in America, making it the top-selling country album of all-time and also the biggest seller by a female artist (it is not Lange's best-selling production - that would be the AC/DC album Back in Black). The songs are all written by Lange and Twain; hits include "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "You're Still the One," an ode to their marriage.
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