2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile inte… Read more

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile inte…

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]

2003 – Veteran pop artist Joe Jackson comes out ag… Read more

2003 – Veteran pop artist Joe Jackson comes out ag…

2003 – Veteran pop artist Joe Jackson comes out against New York’s ban on smoking in public places. In an Op/Ed piece in the New York Times titled “Want to Smoke? Go to Hamburg,” the U.K. born, New York City resident says, “Smokers are being demonized and victimized all out of proportion,” and suggests that […]

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in … Read more

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in …

2001 – Jazz tenor saxophonist Harold Land dies in Los Angeles after a stroke. He is 73. Land gained prominence in 1954 when he joined a quintet led by trumpeter Clifford Brown and drummer Max Roach. For many performers, working with a string section is a long-held dream. The lush backdrop warmly supports an instrumentalist […]

1999 – British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul F… Read more

1999 – British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul F…

1999 – British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, 55, pleads guilty at Bristol Crown Court in England, to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photographs of underage children. Glitter is sentenced to four months in jail after admitting to the offenses that took place between January 1997 and November 1997.