2006 – Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland’s inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin’s Vicar Street music.
2006 – “loudQuietloud: A Film About the Pixies” premieres during the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. Directed by Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin for New York-based Stick Figure Productions, the documentary chronicles the Pixies’ year-long reunion tour which began in 2004, starting with the first rehearsals and ending with the band’s quiet dissipation.
2004 – Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts in the market, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash the night before. He is 19. Sanchez was the son of legendary corrido singer/songwriter Chalino Sanchez, who was murdered 12 years before in Sinaloa, Mexico.
2001 – Canada’s leading jazz figure, Moe Koffman, dies of cancer in Orangeville, Ontario. He is 73. Koffman, who played flute, saxophone, and clarinet, released 30 albums in his 50-year career. He is best known for his 1958 hit “Swinging Shepherd Blues.”
2000 – Former Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page accepts “substantial” libel damages and a public apology at London’s high court over a magazine article that accuses him of contributing to the death of former bandmate John Bonham.
1999 – Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a ski cap as he leaves a hotel at 3:57 a.m., police say.
1998 – Paul Simon and Derek Walcott’s musical, “The Capeman” – the subject of savage reviews – closes on Broadway.
1995 – Singer Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts publicly announce a legal separation after 21 months of marriage. It was the first marriage for both.
1993 – Buddy Red Bow, a Lakota country and western singer whose songs were popular in Indian country, dies in Rapid City, S.D., at age 44. Red Bow recorded three albums and many singles, and his best-known songs included “Indian Love Song” and “Run Indian Run.” As an actor, he appeared in such films as “Young Guns” and “Powwow Highway.”
1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rock Me Amadeus,” Falco. The Austrian singer says he was inspired to write the song about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart after seeing the movie “Amadeus.”
1974 – The Raspberries split up. The group’s biggest hit is “Go All the Way,” which went all the way to No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1972.
1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me),” The Temptations.
1968 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding. The song reaches No. 1 three months after Redding is killed in a plane crash near Madison, Wis.
1951 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “If,” Perry Como.