2001 – Presley Scott Harwell, son of Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Michelle Laroque, dies from complications due to acute lymphatic leukemia.
1999 – Simon “”Mahlathini”” Nkabinde, lead singer of South African group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, dies in Vosloorus of complications from diabetes. He is 62.
1999 – Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard is arrested for bouncing a check for a portion of his bail in his ongoing terrorist threat case in Santa Monica Superior Court.
1998 – It is announced that after 12 years and six albums, the members of Columbia Records act Toad The Wet Sprocket will go their own ways. Of the split, the band’s singer/guitarist Glen Phillips says, “”We came together as kids but have grown in different directions as adults.””
1996 – Fashion designer and musician Harold C. Fox dies at the age of 86.
1995 – The TV special premiere of Michael Jackson’s video “”You Are Not Alone”” features a semi-clad Jackson cavorting with his bride, Lisa Marie Presley.
1992 – Patti LaBelle abruptly ends a concert in Warwick, R.I., after complaining on stage about backstage food.
1979 – The World Series of Rock is held at Cleveland Stadium, with Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.
1973 – A crowd of 600,000 gathers for a rock festival at Watkins Glen Raceway, N.Y., to hear the Grateful Dead, the Band and the Allman Brothers Band.
1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis makes his TV debut on the “”Steve Allen Show.””
1945 – Rick Wright of Pink Floyd is born in London. Billboard ranks the group’s 1973 album “”Dark Side of the Moon”” as the longest-charting album of all time. It stays on the magazine’s pop album chart for more than 10 years and sells more than 10 million copies.
1944 – Blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield is born in Chicago. He dies on Feb. 15, 1981, in San Francisco of an accidental drug overdose.