2002 – Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season finale of the WB series “Smallville.” The show, centered around the adventures of the teenaged Clark Kent/Superman, features the band’s “Save Me” as its theme.
2001 – R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport for allegedly assaulting two crew members on an overnight flight from Seattle to London. Buck is charged with two counts of common assault, a public order offense, criminal damage, disobeying an aircraft commander and being drunk on an aircraft.
2000 – Neal Matthews Jr., a member of the gospel-influenced harmony group the Jordanaires, dies of an apparent heart attack at his home near Nashville. He is 70.
1999 – Universal Denmark’s single to benefit Kosovar refugees, “Selv En Drabe” (Even A Drop), breaks the territory’s first-day sales record, moving 66,000 units, according to the label.
1999 – Elvis Crespo is the big winner at Billboard’s Latin Music Awards. The merengue star picks up four trophies, tying him with Selena for the most wins at one show. Crespo takes three awards in the tropical/salsa category – album of the year, male; album of the year, new artist; and hot Latin track of the year – as well as the prize for Latin dance maxi-single.
1999 – Brooks & Dunn debut their newest video, “South of Santa Fe,” while internet site country.com simultaneously streams the video using Microsoft Windows Media technology. It is the first time that a country video debuts simultaneously on TV and the Internet.
1995 – MTV Asia re-launches its Mandarin-language channel.
1975 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” B.J. Thomas. The song has the longest title of any No. 1 single.
1969 – Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band play London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1961 – The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
1959 – Robert Smith of the Cure is born in Sussex, England.
1947 – Punk rock pioneer Iggy Pop (James Jewel Osterburg) is born in Michigan.