Today in Music

June, 23

  • 2000 Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled “Millennium Concerts.”
  • 2000 Rapper, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Russel Tyrone Jones) is ordered into a 180-day drug treatment program. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge decides that treatment is a better option for Jones than imprisonment for probation violations.
  • 2000 Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. The Toronto native joins prior honorees Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Christopher Plummer, Jim Carey, and director Norman Jewison.
  • 1998 MCA act Aqua releases an official home video. Titled “The Diary,” the 120-minute package follows the group from the recording of its debut multiplatinum album, “Aquarium,” through the end of its first year, when it hosted a record-breaking concert in New Zealand.
  • 1994 A son, Garrett Allan is born in Nashville to Mike and Phyllis Anderson. Mike Anderson is the bassist in John Anderson’s band.
  • 1994 A daughter, Francesca is born in Tarzana, Calif., to Gilby and Daniella Clarke. Gilby Clarke is the guitarist for Guns ‘N Roses.
  • 1980 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Coming Up (Live at Glasgow),” Paul McCartney & Wings.
  • 1975 Alice Cooper falls from stage at a Vancouver, British Columbia, concert, breaking six ribs.
  • 1970 Chubby Checker is arrested after police in Niagara Falls discover marijuana and other drugs in his car.
  • 1970 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Love You Save,” The Jackson 5.
  • 1965 The Supremes make the studio recording of “Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart.” The song reaches No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
  • 1951 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Young,” Nat King Cole.
  • 1940 Adam Faith (Terence Nelhams) is born in London. He produces Roger Daltrey’s first solo album, manages Leo Sayer and acts in film and TV. He has only marginal success with his own musical work, placing just two singles on Billboard’s Hot 100.