2001 – U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family.
2000 – Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Ross and a friend are stopped by police on Manhattan’s upper west side, after undercover officers allegedly see Ross hand a .22 caliber gun to his companion.
2000 – The telecast of the inaugural Classical Brit Awards draws 4.4 million viewers, according to the ITV network.
2000 – Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and model Mary Forsberg, are wed in Los Angeles. Weiland, who had been released from prison in January and a court-ordered stint in rehab in April, and Forsberg are married at the Little Door restaurant. All of Weiland’s bandmates are in attendance at the affair, as is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Kiedis.
1999 – Sir George Martin’s manuscript score for Sir Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind ’97” is auctioned at Sotheby’s in London, with proceeds earmarked for three music-related charities, including the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and the British Record Industry Trust.
1998 – Frank Sinatra’s wife of 22 years and his three children are left most of his assets when the chairman’s will is filed. Barbara Sinatra is bequeathed most of his real estate holdings, as well as rights to market his name and likeness. Sinatra’s first wife and mother of his children, Nancy Barbato Sinatra, is left $250,000.
1998 – Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, and original members of the Platters, Danny & the Juniors, and other heritage acts meet with members of the House Intellectual Property Subcommittee to voice their concerns about bogus “knock-off” groups, impostors who appropriate famous stage names.
1992 – Singer-actress Bette Midler is Johnny Carson’s last guest on the NBC late-night program “The Tonight Show.” She sings several songs, including a short duet with Carson.
1991 – Nicholas Dante, the co-author of the musical “A Chorus Line,” dies in New York City of AIDS. Dante won both a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for the musical, which became the longest-running show on Broadway.
1981 – Reggae star Bob Marley is buried with state honors in St. Ann’s, Jamaica.
1980 – Joe Strummer of the Clash is arrested at a Hamburg, West Germany, show after smashing his guitar over the head of an unruly audience member.
1973 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Frankenstein,” The Edgar Winter Group.
1961 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Mother-in-Law,” Ernie K-Doe.
1941 – Ronald Isley of The Isley Brothers is born in Cincinnati. The group’s biggest hit is “It’s Your Thing,” which reaches No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1969.
1904 – Thomas “Fats” Waller is born in New York City. The 1970s Broadway musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” is based on him. Waller’s first hit, “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” appeared in the Broadway musical “Hot Chocolates” and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.