2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus.

2006 - J Dilla, a founding member of hip-hop act Slum Village, dies in Los Angeles. He is 32. The Detroit-hailing rapper/producer succumbed to complications from lupus.

2004 - Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode of Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers." The rapper gives voice to "Bobby's Brother" opposite comedian Jim Florentine's "Bobby" in a prank phone call to a restaurant.

2003 - A Billboard.com poll finds that the nominations for the 45th annual Grammy Awards are not an accurate representation of the year's best music. A full 75% of the 4,490 voters express that view. The largest percentage, 42%, believe that the nominations are skewed unfairly toward artists who have enjoyed mainstream commercial success.

2002 - Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, dies at New York University Medical Center. He is 65.

2001 - Saxophonist Buddy Tate dies in a nursing home in Chandler, Ariz., after a battle with cancer. He is 85. Tate was one of the oldest surviving members of the Count Basie Orchestra.

1999 - It is announced that BPI Communications is suspending publication of its Musician magazine after 21 years.

1990 - Guitarist Eric Clapton finishes an 18-show stand at London's Royal Albert Hall. The performances, which began Jan. 18, included three different bands, a 60-piece orchestra and blues jams with Robert Cray.

1987 - Expos's debut album, ``Exposure,'' is released.

1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Do That to Me One More Time,'' The Captain & Tennille.

1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is a Star,'' Sly & the Family Stone.

1950 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Rag Mop,'' Ames Brothers.

1939 - Roberta Flack is born in Asheville, N.C. Her biggest hit is ``The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,'' which top Billboard's Hot 100 for six weeks in 1972. The song is featured in the Clint Eastwood film ``Play Misty for Me.''