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1999Rising R&B star Kelly Price files suit against T-Neck Records, Island Records, Ron Islay, and Islay Brothers Music Corp., alleging that T-Neck breached her contract and interfered with other recording opportunities.
1999Jimmy Chamberlin announces that he has rejoined the Smashing Pumpkins, 3 1/2 years after being ousted from the group for his involvement in the fatal drug overdose of keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin.
1998Stevie Wonder is honored as the 1999 MusiCares Person of the Year. He receives the honor at a special tribute dinner and concert at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
1988Rick Astley wins the annual British Phonographic Industry award for best single, ``Never Gonna Give You Up.''
1986MTV celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Monkees by airing ``Pleasant Valley Sunday,'' a 22-hour broadcast of Monkees TV episodes.
1977No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``New Kid in Town,'' Eagles. The single, the first release from the album ``Hotel California,'' is the group's first to be certified gold for selling more than 1 million copies.
1976Florence 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.''
1968Genesis releases its first single, ``The Silent Sun.'' Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks later say they wrote the song in the style of the Bee Gees to impress producer and Bee Gees fan Jonathan King.
1967No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Kind of a Drag,'' The Buckinghams. The group from Chicago was originally called the Pulsations.
1956No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Lisbon Antigua,'' Nelson Riddle.
1936Singer Ernie K-Doe (Ernest Kador Jr.) is born in New Orleans. His first song to hit the charts, ``Mother-in-Law,'' reaches No. 1 in 1961.

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