American Music Awards

March 14, 2009

2008 – The Stone Temple Pilots announce they are reuniting for one final tour.

2005 – Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, the O’Jays, the Pretenders and U2 are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1995 – Tupac Shakur’s album, “Me Against the World,” enters the charts at No. 1. The rapper, who is serving a 4 ½ year prison sentence for sexual assault, becomes the first artist to have a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 while in jail.

1991 – Songwriter Doc Pomus dies of lung cancer in New York City at the age of 65.

1989 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Lost in Your Eyes,” Debbie Gibson.

1983 – Jordan Taylor Hanson of Hanson is born in Tulsa, Okla.

1979 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor.

1979 – Guitarist Jacques Brautbar of Phantom Planet is born in Los Angeles.

1972 – Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” wins the Grammy for record of the year, King’s “Tapestry” wins album of the year and Carly Simon wins a Grammy for best new artist.

1958 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Tequila,” the Champs.

1945 – Walter Parazaider of Chicago is born in Chicago.

1943 – Jim Pons of the Turtles is born in Santa Monica, Calif.

1933 – Producer and arranger Quincy Jones is born in Chicago.