5 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2020 Metallica become the first act with #1 songs on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart in four different decades when their live version of "All Within My Hands," recorded with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, takes the top spot.

2018 Fleetwood Mac perform on the show Ellen, debuting their new lineup with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell replacing Lindsey Buckingham, who has been booted.

2014 Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton open a bed and breakfast called The Ladysmith in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. It can be seen in Blake's video for "Sangria."

2014 Pop singer Simone Battle (of G.R.L.) dies of an apparent suicide in Los Angeles, California, at age 25.

2012 Country/folk musician Joe South dies of heart failure in Buford, Georgia, at age 72.

2007 Influential blogger Perez Hilton declares himself "obsessed" with the unsigned artist Eric Hutchinson, earning the singer 3,000 new MySpace friends and serious industry buzz, leading to a deal with Warner Bros. Records.

2000 Tori Amos gives birth to a baby girl, Natashya Hawley. The father is Amos' husband, Mark Hawley, an English sound engineer.

1998 R&B singer Sonny Knight dies at age 64 in Maui, Hawaii, two years after suffering a stroke. Known for the 1956 hit "Confidential."

1990 B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 American Bandstand airs on network TV for the last time. ABC picked up the show in 1957, and throughout its run on the network, Dick Clark was the host. The show continued another year in syndication and aired one season on the USA network in 1989.

1978 Joe Negroni of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in New York City at age 37.

1972 Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway's duet "Where Is The Love?" is certified Gold.

1971 While Wishbone Ash are on stage at an outdoor concert in Austin, Texas, hot dog vender Francisco Carrasco is shot dead. The tragedy inspires the song "Rock 'N' Roll Widow."

1969 Rock guitarist Dweezil Zappa is born Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa in Los Angeles, California, to singer/songwriter Frank Zappa and his wife, Gail.

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John Mellencamp Marries Elaine Irwin


Following in the tradition of Billy Joel and David Bowie, John Mellencamp marries a supermodel: Elaine Irwin.

The couple met in the summer of 1991 when Irwin was hired for Mellencamp's "Get A Leg Up" video, which also served as the photo shoot for his Whenever We Wanted album cover. Months later, they re-connected when Mellencamp played a show in New Jersey, and they soon started dating. The wedding takes place at a cabin near Mellencamp's hometown of Seymour, Indiana. It's Mellencamp's third marriage - he first got married when he was 18 - and Irwin's first. He's 40, she's 23. They have two sons together, Hud and Speck, before divorcing in 2011.



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