2003 – R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of “Chicago,” starting with an April 14 performance. Stone is replacing B.J. Crosby in the role of Jail warden Matron “Mama” Morton, portrayed in the hit film version of “Chicago” by Queen Latifah.
2002 – Radiohead’s Phil Selway raises a total of 18,514 pounds ($26,628) from fans who sponsor his participation in the London Marathon. Selway finishes the foot race in four-and-a-half hours.
2000 – Embattled rap mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs denies allegations published in the New York Post that New York prosecutors are considering convening a grand jury to investigate possible witness tampering and perjury in conjunction with Comb’s role in a December nightclub shooting.
2000 – Filmmaker George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. files a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against artist Dr. Dre, his Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. The suit claims that the rapper used Lucasfilm’s trademarked “THX Deep Note” sound to open his current album “Dr. Dre _ 2001” without Lucasfilm’s permission.
1999 – The body of Tammy Wynette is exhumed and an autopsy performed in Nashville at the request of Wynette’s husband George Richey.
1999 – The Argentinean record industry honors its first award winners at a televised ceremony in Buenos Aires’ Coliseo Theater. Among the winners at the Premios Gardel a la Musica are Marcela Morelo and Alejandro Lerner as best female and male pop artist, respectively.
1983 – Pete Farndon of the Pretenders dies at the age of 29.
1980 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Call Me,” Blondie. Billboard ranks the song as the No. 1 single of 1980.
1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia),” MFSB featuring the Three Degrees. The song is the theme to the TV program “Soul Train.”
1959 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come Softly to Me,” The Fleetwoods.
1951 – Musician Matima Kinuani Mpiosso is born.