2003 – U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC’s premiere of “The Jimmy Kimmel Show.”
2001 – During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit takes the stage.
1999 – The National Transportation Safety Board concludes that singer John Denver died in a 1997 airplane crash because he took off with too little fuel in one tank, had trouble switching to his backup tank and inadvertently put his plane into a roll while his attention was diverted.
1998 – Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Magic Sam, Lowell Fulson, Otis Spann, and James Cotton.
1998 – In a big surprise upset at the American Music Awards, rapper Puff Daddy loses in all five categories in which he is nominated for an award.
1997 – ZZ Top, James Brown and the Blues Brothers perform at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show.
1995 – Joni Mitchell makes a rare concert appearance at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum theater in Los Angeles. Highlighting material from her new album “Turbulent Indigo,” she is broadcast to over 150 radio stations across the United States.
1984 – Michael Jackson is hospitalized with scalp burns after a spark ignites his hair during filming of a Pepsi TV commercial.
1975 – The BBC shows a documentary on David Bowie called “Cracked Actor.”
1970 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I Want You Back,” The Jackson 5.
1974 – The Doobie Brothers open their first European tour at The Rainbow in London.
1966 – The Animals’ Eric Burdon sings lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert.