2 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2011 T.I. is arrested just days after serving an 11-month sentence at the US Penitentiary in Arkansas. Under his probation agreement, the rapper was allowed to provide his own transportation from Arkansas to a halfway house in Atlanta. However, prison officials objected to his vehicle of choice - a luxury SUV motor coach - and took him back into custody for violating his parole.

2008 At the GQ "Men of the Year" Awards, Lily Allen manages to drink herself into oblivion, insults her co-host Sir Elton John and ends the night by leaking news of her brother's recent engagement in London.

2008 Rage Against The Machine, in Minneapolis to protest the Republican National Convention, are blocked by police, who refuse to let them perform. Rage goes into the crowd and does two songs using a megaphone; riots ensue.

1998 Sandra Denton (aka Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa) gives birth to a daughter named Egypt. The father is Naughty by Nature rapper Treach.

1994 Hootie & the Blowfish make their first of several appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman. They are still well under the radar at this point, but take off a few months later.

1993 Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Plush." Also at the ceremony, Snoop Doggy Dogg is arrested for his role in a shooting a week earlier. He posts bail and is found innocent in 1996.

1989 Thanks to a saucy Flashdance-inspired video directed by David Fincher, Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted" goes to #1 in America.More

1989 N.W.A.'s "Express Yourself" debuts at #45 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming their second single to reach that chart.

1986 Debbie Gibson, a 16-year-old high school student from Long Island, signs to Atlantic Records, which is impressed by the many songs she has written and demoed in her home studio.

1978 George Harrison marries Olivia Arias.

1975 Soul/R&B singer Tony Thompson (lead singer for Hi-Five) is born Waco, Texas. He would be raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1971 Grateful Dead have their former manager, Lenny Hart, arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the group's coffers.

1969 R&B singer K-Ci Hailey (of Jodeci) is born in Monroe, North Carolina.

1966 Fear Factory guitarist and co-founder Dino Cazares is born in El Centro, California.

1958 Jerry Augustyniak (drummer for 10,000 Maniacs) is born in Sloan, New York.

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Michael Jackson And Lisa Marie Presley Go Topless


Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" becomes the first song to debut at #1 on the Hot 100. In the video, Jackson and his wife, Lisa Marie Presley, appear topless.

Released as a single from his widely anticipated album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, "You Are Not Alone" launches to the top spot, thanks to a huge promotional push that includes a rare on-screen appearance between Jackson and Lisa Marie. Jackson and Presley were secretly married in May 1994 but didn't announce it until August. In September, they shared a long, gooey kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards, but were rarely seen together in public, as Presley didn't like the attention. She reluctantly agreed to appear in the video for "You Are Not Alone," which Jackson sprung on her when she returned from a trip to Hawaii. She can barely muster a smile in their scenes together, where she is shirtless with her back to the camera. Presley realizes that she is being used to promote the album. "It didn't seem possible that a person would be so cynical," she later tells GQ. In January 1996, she files for divorce.



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