2016 Lance Bass of *NSYNC hosts Finding Prince Charming on the Logo network, the first all-gay dating show.
1994 Nearly four months after tying the knot in a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley make their first public appearance as a married couple at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jackson infamously plants a sloppy smooch on his bride.More
1990 The New Kids On The Block cartoon series makes its debut. Lasting just one season on ABC, the animated New Kids travel the world and face challenges like getting to concerts on time.
2020 McDonald's introduces the Travis Scott Meal: a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Sprite, and fries with BBQ sauce. It's the first McOffering named after a celebrity since 1992, when the McJordan appeared on the menu.
2017 Troy Gentry of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry dies in a helicopter crash en route to a gig in Medford, New Jersey. He was 50.
2016 Prince Buster, a Jamaican native who popularized ska music in England, dies at age 78.
2010 Rich Cronin (of LFO) dies of a stroke while battling leukemia in Boston, Massuchusetts, at age 36.
2007 Lynyrd Skynyrd are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
2002 Gordon Lightfoot undergoes an emergency stomach operation in a suburban Toronto hospital.
2001 Kylie Minogue releases the single "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," with a "la la la" chorus that does indeed burrow into the brain. A global smash, it's her first big hit in America since "The Loco-Motion" in 1988.
1994 At the MTV Video Music Awards, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (MCA), in character as "Nathanial Hornblower," rushes the stage when R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" beats "Sabotage" for Best Direction. It's the first such intrusion at the VMAs.More
1994 Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil accept the Best Metal/Hard Rock Video Award at the MTV Video Music Awards for Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" clip, beating out Aerosmith ("Cryin'"), Anthrax ("Black Lodge"), and Rollins Band ("Liar").
1989 Rapper Keith "Cowboy" Wiggins of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five dies at age 28 from a crack cocaine addiction.
The first episode of the legal dramedy Ally McBeal airs on FOX. Vonda Shepard, an unknown singer, catches her big break when she sings the theme song "Searchin' My Soul." Shepard also becomes a series regular, playing a lounge singer who gives voice to Ally's troubles through music at the end of each episode.
Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley originally wanted the show's star, Calista Flockhart, to sing the songs until he heard Shepard perform at an LA club and enlisted her to sing the theme song. She was only supposed to appear in the pilot, but Shepard becomes a fixture on the series as her role grows as Ally's musical voice. Throughout the show's five-season run, she records nearly 500 songs and is joined by some stellar musical guests at the gang's favorite bar, including Gladys Knight, Al Green, and Jon Bon Jovi. Ally also has many memorable musical moments of her own, including dancing with the Oogachaka Baby to "Hooked On A Feeling," choosing "Tell Him" as her personal theme song, and being serenaded by her boyfriend (Robert Downey Jr.) and Sting with "Every Breath You Take." The show yields five soundtracks, the first being Songs From Ally McBeal in 1998.
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