<b>2004 - </b>Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61.
2004 - Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61.
2004 - The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Cafe in what is the pioneering alternative rock act's first show in 12 years.
2001 - A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on the hapless title characters' road trip across the U.S.
2000 - Metallica, along with E/M Ventures and Creeping Death Music _ all copyright owners of sound recordings and musical compositions created by the veteran hard rock outfit _ jointly file suit against Napster, Inc., the University of Southern California, Yale University, and Indiana University to halt alleged pirating of Metallica music.
2000 - Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale collapses without warning after leaving the stage in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Bush had just finished its set when Rossdale blacks out. He is helped backstage by security and given oxygen, but refuses to be taken to a hospital for further treatment.
1999 - Sir Elton John and Faith Hill appear as guest performers on "VH1 Divas Live." They join Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Cher, Brandy, LeAnn Rimes, and Mary J. Blige.
1999 - Frederic Seaman, a former assistant to John Lennon, is sued by Yoko Ono and Capitol Records over personal effects of the late artist. The suit claims that Seaman launched "an elaborate scheme" to "exploit Lennon's death by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items."
1999 - VH1 debuts an Internet radio station, VH1 atWork, with the exclusive live webcast of the "Divas Live" concert. The 24-hour service at www.vh1.com and America Online (keyword: VH1) is the first major branded audio service from MTV Networks.
1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Kiss," Prince & the Revolution.
1967 - The Rolling Stones give their first performance behind the Iron Curtain. Warsaw, Poland's Palace of Culture.
1965 - Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto's "Girl from Ipanema" wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto's "Getz/Gilberto" wins a Grammy for Album of the Year. The Beatles win a Grammy for Best New Artist of the Year.
1951 - Peabo Bryson is born in Greenville, S.C. He scores several top 10 hits on Billboard's R&B and Soul charts, the biggest of which is the No. 2 song "I'm So into You," a 1978 release by Michael Zager's Moon Band featuring Peabo Bryson. Bryson's biggest pop hit is the top 10 song "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" in 1984.
1946 - Soul star Al Green is born in Forest City, Ark. His biggest hit is the 1972 No. 1 song "Let's Stay Together."
1945 - Guitarist Lowell George of Little Feat is born.
1940 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "In the Mood," Glenn Miller Orchestra. The recording receives a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1938.
1895 - Violinist Olga Rudge is born.