2006 – 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York’s Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts through an eight-song set in just under a half hour.
2006 – Sting releases “Songs From the Labyrinth,” an album of 16th century lute songs.
2001 – U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and invites the world to join them for free. The show is Webcast via RealNetworks and European Internet communications company Tiscali and is available to U.S. residents through the band’s Web site U2.com.
2001 – London’s Royal Albert Hall is reminiscent of a bygone age as former boy-band sensation Robbie Williams entertains an adoring sell-out crowd with his versions of swing classics from his latest album “Swing When You’re Winning.”
1998 – The deadly force of Hurricane Georges not only knocks out telephone, water, and electricity services in Puerto Rico, it also bumps the Hot Latin Tracks chart from Billboard Magazine. For the first time in its 10-year history, the chart is not published, because of damage to Broadcast Data Systems monitors caused by the storm, which hit the island late in September.
1997 – Performer and entrepreneur Jimmy Osmond, the youngest member of the Osmond family, and wife Michelle Larson welcome their second child. 6-pound, 15-ounce Zachary James is the 50th grandchild for George and Olive Osmond, the parents of the nine famed siblings.
1995 – Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive II,” is released. The album is the sequel to his 1965 smash “Frampton Comes Alive” – the best-selling live album in history.
1992 – Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) marries Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
1992 – “The Chase” by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 1 on both Billboard’s pop and country album charts, bumping Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Some Gave All” from the top spot on each.
1979 – Film “The Rose,” starring Bette Midler, premieres.
1960 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Mr. Custer,” Larry Verne. The novelty song is about a soldier’s plea to Gen. George Custer that he doesn’t want to fight at Little Big Horn.
1958 – Country singer Tanya Tucker is born.
1955 – David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, Ind.
1943 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Sunday, Monday or Always,” Bing Crosby.
1923 – Musician Louis Gottlieb is born.
1917 – Jazz great Thelonious Monk is born.