Billboard Hot 100 Fest

March 28, 2009

1999 – Freaky Tah of Lost Boyz dies of a gunshot wound in Queens, N.Y. He is 27.

1996 – Phil Collins announces he is leaving Genesis.

1995 – Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce they are separating after 21 months of marriage

1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco.

1976 – Bluesman Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup dies from heart disease and diabetes in a hospital in Northampton County, Va., at the age of 70.

1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” the Temptations.

1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding.

1959 – Perry Farrell (Peretz Bernstein) of Jane’s Addiction is born in Queens, N.Y.

1954 – Country singer Reba McEntire is born in McAlester, Okla.

1952 – Jazz and blues singer Billie Holiday marries mafia enforcer Louis McKay.

1951 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “If,” Perry Como.

1948 – John Evans of Jethro Tull is born in Lancashire, England.

1948 – Milan Williams of the Commodores is born in Okolona, Miss.

1945 – Charles Portz of the Turtles is born in Santa Monica, Calif.