2006 – Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, “Perfect Partner,” and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J.
2005 – New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York radio station Power 105.1’s Power House concert at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena.
2005 – Cherryholmes is named entertainer of the year at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards, held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The family band makes history as the first act ever nominated for emerging artist and entertainer nods in the same year.
1999 – Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of “South Park.” Korn members Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and David Silveria lend their likenesses and voices – as well as the song “Falling Away From Me” – to the episode.
1999 – Composer/arranger/conductor Frank DeVol dies of natural causes in Lafayette, Calif. He is 88.
1999 – Master P’s hoop dream comes to an end. The high-profile rapper, whose real name is Percy Miller, is waived by the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, failing to make the pro league for the second straight season. The year before, the Charlotte Hornets waived Miller just before the regular season began.
1999 – Tina Turner announces plans for her “final stadium tour,” the “Millennium 2000 Twenty Four Seven” tour, at a Paris press conference.
1997 – Veteran publisher Dale Kawashima sues the Artist Formerly Known As Prince for alleged unpaid commissions.
1995 – Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul II as part of a gala celebration of the pontiff’s 50 years in the priesthood. She is the only pop artist to receive a call from the Pope to perform.
1995 – A Texas jury sentences Yolanda Saldivar to life in prison for the murder of Selena, the 23-year-old Tejano star.
1991 – Country music singer Lorrie Morgan marries Brad Thompson, a tour bus driver for singer Clint Black, outside Nashville, Tenn. The two met when the singer toured with Black and Merle Haggard in 1990. Black, who married just one week earlier, serves as best man.
1991 – Country music singers Jimmy Dean, 62, and Donna Meade, 38, marry at their home on the banks of the James River near Richmond, Va. The couple sings a duet during their riverboat reception.
1990 – Musician and bandleader Xavier Cugat dies of heart failure in Barcelona, Spain. He is 90.
1987 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bad,” Michael Jackson.
1975 – Bruce Springsteen is featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously – the first rock’n’roller to do so.
1966 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “96 Tears,” ? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians. The “secret identity” of the band’s lead singer is kept hidden and he always wears sunglasses. His real name is Rudy Martinez.
1964 – The Supremes single “Come See About Me” is released.
1958 – Simon LeBon is born in Herts, England.