2011 Following a Demi Lovato concert at the Nokia Theater, Justin Bieber takes his girlfriend Selena Gomez to The Staples Center, which he has rented out so they can enjoy a private showing of Titanic in the 20,000 seat theater.
2003 OutKast's double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is released. It's really two solo albums, with Andre 3000 doing The Love Below and Big Boi doing Speakerboxxx.
1979 The crowd chants, "Hell No, We Won't Glow" at a massive 5-hour anti-nuke rally in New York City's Battery Park, where Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt are among the performers.More
1949 Bruce Springsteen is born in Long Branch, New Jersey.
1930 Ray Charles is born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia.
2008 Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction is certified for sales of 18 million by the RIAA, overtaking Boston's self-titled album (at 17 million) to become the all-time best-selling debut album in America. Ten years later, Hootie & the Blowfish earn the title when their album Cracked Rear View is certified at 21 million.
2007 Lionel Richie appears on The Simpsons in the episode "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs."
2004 Country singer Roy Drusky, known for the 1965 chart-topping duet "Yes Mr. Peters" with Priscilla Mitchell, dies of complications from lung cancer at age 74.
2000 Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards.
1998 Elvis Presley, once rejected by the Grand Old Opry, is posthumously inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.
1998 The first ever Lilith Fair concert outside North America takes place at London's Royal Albert Hall. Before the sold-out show, Lilith founder Sarah McLahlan tells a press conference that plans are underway to bring the Fair to Europe as a touring package the following year.
1997 The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon Tour opens in Chicago. Opening acts for the North American tour include Sheryl Crow, The Dave Matthews Band, The Smashing Pumpkins, Jamiroquai, Blues Traveler and Foo Fighters.
1997 Jackson Browne releases The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne.
1997 The Rolling Stones release Bridges To Babylon.
1996 Agnetha Faltskog, one of ABBA's two female leads, publishes her biography, As I Am.
1995 Bluesman Lawrence "Booker T." Laury dies of cancer at age 81.
1986 Following a split with their record label and some lineup changes, Boston release Third Stage, their first album since Don't Look Back in 1978. The first single is "Amanda," the group's only #1 hit in America. They don't put out another album until 1994.
1986 Freddie Jackson, James Brown and Melba Moore headline an anti-crack rally at New York's Plaza Hotel.
Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street is edited out after viewers complain about her revealing dress.
In the segment, Perry has beef with Elmo when he refuses to play dress-up with her. She sings her hit "Hot n Cold" to express her feelings: You don't really want to play, no You just really want to go Perry chases the capricious monster, only to realize that Elmo has been playing all along: playing tag. After the bit is posted on YouTube, some viewers object to Perry's dress, which shows a bit of boob. Sesame Street responds to the outcry by pulling the segment from the scheduled broadcast, making the case that it was really meant for adults, and they can watch it on YouTube. "We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver," they say in a statement. "We have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers." Perry later pokes fun at the incident, appearing on Saturday Night Live in a revealing Elmo T-shirt.
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