2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A

2005 - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. About 50,000 people descend on this desert town for the two-day event, which features headlining sets by Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails, plus rare appearances from Bauhaus, Gang Of Four and hip-hop duo Black Star.

2004 - A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by Radiohead and the Cure.

2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour.

2000 - Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams gives birth to a daughter in New York. The child, Sasha, is the first for Williams and her husband, L.A. Lakers forward Rick Fox.

2000 - Former Village Voice writer Jimmy McDonough sues veteran rocker Neil Young for $1.8 million for fraud. The suit stems from the musicians alleged refusal to allow publication of a biography written by McDonough with Young's permission and assistance.

2000 - The song "Livin' La Vida Loca" receives top honors at BMI's Seventh annual Latin Awards gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The Ricky Martin smash, which was co-written by Martin's ex-Menudo buddy Robi "Draco" Rosa takes home the song of the year award for the most-performed song in the BMI Latin catalogue.

1998 - Columbia Records presents Jeff Buckley's posthumous set, "Sketches for `My Sweetheart, The Drunk,'" in its entirety during an online listening session. The webcast, at http://www.jeffbuckley.com, includes "Gunshot Glitter," a track available only on the international edition of the album.

1998 - Beleaguered rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg is arrested for possession of marijuana. Snoop and MC Delmar Arnaud are each found with less than an ounce of the drug, and are booked on one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession each.

1998 - Garth Brooks surprises lucky concert goers in Evansville, Ind. with the news that they had bought the 4 millionth ticket to his current world tour. Greg and Melissa Siener are invited backstage where they are presented with tour merchandise, 10 dozen roses, a camera, a video camera, a four-day Florida Vacation, golf clubs and a new Chevrolet Suburban. Brooks, wife Sandy, Brooks' parents, band and crew are all present to congratulate the couple.

1995 - Live's ``Throwing Copper'' hits the top slot on the Billboard album charts exactly one year after the day of its release.

1990 - International singing star Sergio Franchi, who recorded 25 albums and won a Tony for his starring role in the Broadway musical "Nine," dies at his Connecticut estate after a bout with cancer.

1984 - Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac files for bankruptcy.

1974 - The Carpenters perform at President Nixon's request at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

1967 - Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu.

1964 - Bandleader Spike Jones dies at age 62. Spike Jones & His City Slickers were one of the most popular novelty acts of the 1940s and '50s. The band's biggest hit is "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)," a 1948 song that tops Billboard's pop chart for three weeks and sells more than 1 million copies.

1956 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Heartbreak Hotel," Elvis Presley. The song is Presley's first No. 1 single. Billboard ranks it the No. 1 single of 1956.

1954 - Ray Parker Jr., writer of the "Ghostbusters" movie theme, is born in Detroit.

1939 - Judy Collins is born in Seattle. She will make her public debut at age 13 on piano with the Denver Symphony Orchestra.

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