<b>2004 - </b>Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is
2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is forced to close after failed negotiations with its landlord, New York University.
2004 - Rascal Flatts kicks off its tour in Kalamazoo, Mich., without Chris Cagle. Cagle is pulled off of the bill due to "extreme vocal rest" ordered by his doctor. The country artist is ordered to refrain from singing and speaking through June 1, 2004 after being diagnosed as having a polyp, an unspecified lesion, a cyst and a granuloma on his vocal chords.
2004 - Ryan Adams is forced to cancel the remainder of his European tour and upcoming North American trek when he falls from the stage during a show in Liverpool, England and breaks his wrist.
2003 - Singer R. Kelly is arrested at a Miami hotel on a warrant charging him with 12 counts of possession of child pornography. The Jive artist faces similar charges in Illinois.
2003 - Minneapolis alt-country mainstays the Jayhawks are forced to cancel a 13-date tour of the U.S. and a pair of shows in the U.K. when frontman Gary Louris is visits his doctor and is found to be suffering from pericarditis. Louris is sent by ambulance to a Minneapolis hospital.
2002 - Nine Inch Nails makes its first ever instore signing appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square.
1999 - Hal B. Cook, a former label executive and publisher of Billboard Magazine, dies of a heart attack at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 80. Cook developed the "Music in the Air" concept, which was purchased by American Airlines in 1964 for use as the first in-flight music.
1998 - Singer Toni Braxton files for Chapter 7 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles, listing liabilities of more than $1 million.
1998 - Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg files suit for $10 million in Los Angeles Superior Court against Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, its parent Coopers & Lybrand and former Gelfand accountant Steven Cantrock, charging they mismanaged his money.
1981 - A picture of John Lennon naked appears in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Theme from `Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going to)," Diana Ross. A screening committee for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences initially rules the song is not good enough to be considered for an Oscar. The decision is rescinded and it gets a nomination.
1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers hold their first recording session, producing "Away from You" and "Pretend."
1953 - Steve Perry of Journey is born. His biggest solo hit is "Oh Sherry," which reaches No. 3 in 1984.
1946 - Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday) is born in Dallas. He receives what will be his professional name from his high school football coach.
1935 - Sam Cooke is born in Clarksdale, Miss., the son of a minister. His biggest hit is the No. 1 song "You Send Me." He is posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.