2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2005 – Madonna visits ABC’s “The View” and reveals she hopes to release her then asyet- untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album (
2005 – Bono and the Edge aren’t on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship Game halftime show when a two-minute version of the video for the band’s “All Because of You” receives its […]
2004 – No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani makes her solo television performance debut when she opens the American Music Awards broadcast on ABC. She joins performers Kenny Chesney, Josh Groban, Toby Keith, Jessica Simpson, Usher, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single “Boogie Chillen” became a No. 1 R&B hit. Lyrics: Boom boom boom boom I’m gonna shoot you right down, right offa your […]
1997 – Tonight on ABC you can see Paula Abdul make her TV dramatic acting debut in something called In the Shadow of Evil.
1992 – Tonight on ABC, stay-at-home trick-or-treaters can watch the Halloween Jam at Universal Studios, featuring AC/DC, the Black Crowes, Ozzy Osbourne, and Slaughter, En Vogue… what… ok… back to OZZY. You have to have OZZY at a Halloween gig. Awesome!
1991 – On tonight’s International Special Olympics All-Star Gala on ABC, Debbie Gibson performs “Lost in Your Eyes.”
1974 – Guitarist Jeff (Skunk) Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers. With Steely Dan After the breakup of Ultimate Spinach, Baxter relocated to Los Angeles, California, finding work as a session guitarist. In 1972 he became a founding member of the band Steely Dan, along with guitarist-bassist Walter Becker, keyboardist Donald Fagen, […]
1974 – ABC broadcasts the Elton John special Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things, during which the singer plays “Candle in the Wind” and “Rocket Man.”.
1973 – Watching ABC’s In Concert tonight, you could see the Eagles rock UCLA.