Tuesday, May 2, 2017


In Music History

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2012Bobby Vee announces that he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
2006Rock and roll saxophonist Johnny Paris (leader of Johnny and the Hurricanes) dies at age 65 of hospital-borne infections after an operation.
2006Rapper Big Hawk (Screwed Up Click) dies at age 36 when he's fatally shot by an unidentified assailant outside of a friend's house in Houston, Texas.
2003While being treated for kidney failure, Barry White suffers a stroke, paralyzing the right side of his body. The singer never fully recovers and dies a few months later.
2001Huey Lewis & the News release Plan B.
2000Destiny's Child release their third album, Survivor, which is all about sisterhood and empowerment. It's their first release with the lineup of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
2000Former Village Voice scribe Jimmy McDonough sues Neil Young for $1.8 million in civil court for allegedly backing down from his agreement to authorize a biography McDonough spent years writing.
1999The Lyz Art Forum in Siegen, Germany, presents an exhibition of 70 paintings by Paul McCartney, including "Bowie Spewing," which is indeed a young portrait of the singer.
1998Brian Eno appears as Father Brian Eno in the "Going to America" episode of British sitcom, Father Ted.
1995Nancy Sinatra, 54, appears on the cover of Playboy magazine. In her centerfold, she wears only her famous boots.More
1995Live's Throwing Copper hits the top spot on the Billboard albums chart exactly one year after its release.
1993Charlie Pride becomes just the second African American inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and the only active member (DeFord Bailey, the first, passed away in 1982). Pride first performed there in 1967.
1990Italian-American tenor Sergio Franchi dies of cancer at age 64.
1986Hugo Peretti, who co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love," dies at age 69 in Englewood, New Jersey.
1978Bob Dylan records "Walk Out In The Rain," "Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long)," "Stop Now," and "New Pony."
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