2005 – The Supreme Court rules that file-sharing networks are liable for copyright infringements when they create and distribute software that allows users to illegally swap MP3s. The ruling comes in the case of MGM vs. file-sharing company Grokster.
2004 – Elvin Ray Jones, a jazz drummer who played with John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J. He was 76. He can be heard to excellent effect on Coltrane’s A Love Supreme.
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 […]
2001 – With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards.
2000 – It’s revealed that Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong will not be participating in this year’s Supremes reunion tour. According to reports, Diana Ross wasn’t offering them enough money.
1997 – Michael Jackson film ‘Captain EO’ shows for the last time at Disneyland. The scandal and molestation charges Michael faced prompted Disney to remove the attraction. Nice family ride… way to go Disney! After Michael’s death, Disney reinstated the attraction replacing ‘Honey I shrunk the Audience’. Michael Jackson Starred what Disney hoped would be […]
1993 – The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal from John Fogerty. He’s hoping to recoup legal fees from a copyright battle with the other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Picture: John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
1992 – The U.S. Supreme Court turns down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teens to commit suicide.
1988 – The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Drifters, Berry Gordy Jr., the Supremes, Les Paul, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. Beach […]
1976 – Florence Ballard of the Supremes dies of cardiac arrest. Age 32. Ballard was cut from the group in 1967 following such No. 1 hits as “Baby Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.” Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman, nicknamed “Flo” or “Blondie”, (June 30, 1943 – February 22, […]
1973 – The city of Detroit declares today “Mary Wilson & the Supremes Day.”
1969 – Jimi Hendrix appears in Toronto Supreme Court to answer charges of hashish and heroin possession. Hendrix admits he has used pot, hashish, LSD, and cocaine a handful of times. But he tells the judge he has “outgrown” drugs. The jury, presumably unfamiliar with Hendrix’s catalog, finds him not guilty.