2002 – Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra’s lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.
2002 – “Queen of the Blues,” Koko Taylor is released from the hospital after undergoing angioplasty. She had fainted a week earlier during a private function at her South Side nightclub.
2002 – Music mogul Emilio Estefan Jr., the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, sues an aspiring Venezuelan actor, who is described as an unwanted trespasser who has harassed the Estefans.
2000 – Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance “Un” Rivera.
1999 – Reba McEntire closes her first European tour with a sold-out performance in Munich, Germany.
1999 – Two members and the road manager of hit Tejano band Intocable are killed in a car crash outside of Monterey, Mexico. The are Jose Angel “Pepe” Farias, 23 the band’s onstage MC; Silvestre Rodriguez Jr., 26, the bassist; and road manager Joe Angel Gonzalez, age unknown. Lead singer/founder Ricky Munoz and other bandmembers are injured and kept overnight at a Monterey hospital.
1998 – The Presidents of the United States of America play their final show at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. The show benefits the Chicken Soup Brigade, which provides food and services to Seattle residents with HIV/AIDS.
1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Karma Chameleon,” Culture Club. The song is the group’s biggest hit in England and only No. 1 single in the U.S.
1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Way We Were,” Barbra Streisand. The title song to the Streisand-Robert Redford film wins a Grammy for songwriters Marvin Hamlisch and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and an Academy Award for Best Song.
1965 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” The Righteous Brothers. The song is the first No. 1 song for the duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield.
1956 – Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) of the Sex Pistols is born. The group plays a large role in making punk rock popular in the 1970s.
1951 – Harold Wayne Casey of K.C. & the Sunshine Band is born in Hialeah, Fla. The group has five No. 1 songs in the 1970s.