2004 – OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgin album “Damita Jo” is released at the end of the month, receives a standing ovation after accepting the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement.
2002 – Newcomer Alicia Keys and veteran act the Isley Brothers each take home a pair of trophies from the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards.
2001 – Complaining of pain in her lungs, Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn is admitted to a Hurrican Mills, Tenn., hospital. She is treated for pneumonia and released March 31st.
2001 – Three male members of pop band S Club 7 cautioned by police for possession of a small amount of cannabis apologize to fans for being “very stupid.” In a joint statement, Bradley McIntosh, Jon Lee, and Paul Cattermole say “we know we’ve made a mistake and we’re very sorry,” in response to the incident in London’s Covent Garden.
2000 – Madonna issues a statement to announce that she is three months pregnant with her second child. The father is U.K. film director Guy Ritchie (“Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels”), who is 10 years Madonna’s junior.
2000 – During a visit to “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee,” Lonestar drummer Keech Rainwater demonstrates some hidden talents when he does several impersonations, including Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, and Regis Philbin.
1999 – Radiohead’s behind the scenes film, “Meeting People Is Easy,” premieres at the South By Southwest Music and Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
1999 – A set of postage stamps commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is issued in Gibraltar.
1991 – Michael Jackson announces a long-term agreement with Sony Music and Columbia Pictures that could be worth $1 billion. Jackson will have his own record label and an entertainment complex to produce records, music videos and theatrical films.
1991 – Conor Clapton, the 4-year-old son of rock guitarist Eric Clapton, dies when he falls out the window of a 53rd-floor apartment in New York. The tragedy was the second for Clapton in less than a year. His agent, tour manager and bodyguard died the previous summer in the same plane crash that killed blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
1990 – Gloria Estefan of Miami Sound Machine fractures a vertebra when a tractor slams into her tour bus near Scranton, Pa.
1984 – Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats marries actress Britt Ekland.
1977 – The final live T. Rex concert is held in Portsmouth, England.
1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “A Horse with No Name,” America.
1969 – John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
1965 – The first Motown tour of the United Kingdom arrives with Martha & the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and the Temptations.