2004 The Vote for Change tour wraps up in Washington, DC. with a concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., The Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks and James Taylor. The goal of the tour is to get president George W. Bush voted out of office in the November elections. Bush wins by a narrow margin.
2003 Justin Timberlake makes his first appearance on Saturday Night Live, doing double-duty as host and musical guest. It's the first of many appearances he makes on the show through the coming years; his sketches eventually grow to include a Bee Gees parody, a sketch about dating Lady Gaga, a bailiff in a courtroom trial of an alligator, "the Target lady," appearing in drag onstage with Beyoncé, and the infamous "Dick in a Box" bit.
1991 Apple Computers reaches an agreement with The Beatles' Apple Corps, paying $26.5 million for the rights to run music software - an update to their 1981 deal that prohibited the computer maker from selling anything music-related. The deal is revised from time to time as Apple Computer makes music a major part of their business.
1986 "When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson goes to #1 on the Hot 100, making her and Michael the first siblings to land #1 solo singles on the chart. The song is also the first #1 produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who reach the summit 15 more times.
1981 Opening a show for The Rolling Stones at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Prince gets booed off the stage. The Stones have good intentions in bringing in a rising star, but his act isn't a good fit for this crowd, and when he opens his trench coat to reveal bikini briefs, it gets ugly. Prince never again performs as an opening act.
1975 Saturday Night - a title later changed to Saturday Night Live - makes its debut on NBC. Music is a big part of the show, and the first episode features two musical guests performing two songs each: Janis Ian doing "At Seventeen" and "In the Winter," and Billy Preston playing "Nothing from Nothing" and "Fancy Lady."More
2018 The Music Modernization Act is passed into law, clarifying how artists, songwriters and producers are compensated for music played on streaming services, online radio, and satellite radio. It also grants royalties for songs written before 1972.
2016 Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace, becoming Sir Roderick David Stewart.
2013 Lady Gaga makes her movie debut playing shape-shifting assassin La Camaleon in the Robert Rodriguez action-crime flick Machete Kills.
2011 George "Mojo" Buford (harmonica player for Muddy Waters's band) dies after a long illness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 81.
2006 Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band The Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation.
1999 The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight Center.
1999 Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's second wife, files for divorce. She was a nurse at the office of Jackson's plastic surgeon.
1992 Rapper and reality star Cardi B is born Belcalis Almanzar in Edgewater, New Jersey.
1992 Amy Grant and her songwriter husband Gary Chapman have their third child: Sarah Cannon.
1988 Sarah McLachlan releases her debut album, Touch, through Nettwerk Records. The album would be re-mixed and re-released the following year.
1976 Donna Summer's Four Seasons Of Love concept album is released.
Wearing a hat with Trump's campaign slogan (Make America Great Again) West covers a range of topics, including his plan to replace Air Force One with his new concept: the iPlane. It's part self-exaltation and part confessional: West says he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and could develop dementia, "where I wouldn't even remember my sons name." West's fans tend to loathe Donald Trump, but that seems to energize the rapper. "People expect that if you're black you have to be Democrat," he explains. "I have conversations that basically said that welfare is the reason why a lot of black people end up being Democrat they say – you know first of all, it's a limit to amount of jobs, so the fathers lose the job and they say, 'We'll give you more money for having more kids in your home.'" He also talks about feeling alienated by Hillary Clinton's slogan. "The campaign 'I'm With Her' just didn't make me feel as a guy that didn't get to see my dad all the time, like a guy that could play catch with his son," he says. "It was something about when I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman." Trump, uncharacteristically silent though the diatribe, ends the meeting by telling West, "That was pretty impressive." After a hug, West adds, "Trump is on his hero's journey right now."
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