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1999George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Martin announces that he will serve as chairman of the advisory board for Garageband.com.
1998Rap star Coolio pleads not guilty to concealed weapon and marijuana possession charges in Torrance, Calif. Coolio (Artis Ivey) had been arrested on the charges the preceding month.
1998Kiss members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick are sued for copyright infringement over the song "Dreamin'," which the suit alleges sounds too similar to the Alice Cooper hit "Eighteen."
1996A former executive of EMI Records, Jay Barbieri, announces the official launch of the first Internet record label, J-Bird Records at www.j-birdrecords.com. The record label is the first of its kind, a label that operates almost exclusively on the World Wide Web.
1995Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose. The band rose to fame in 1993 with the hit ``No Rain.''
1992``Sex,'' a book of erotic photographs of Madonna, is released. The first run of 500,000 copies of the $50 book, which is wrapped in Mylar to prevent free peeks, sells out.
1992Hank Williams Jr. and his fourth wife, Mary Jane, have their first child. Katherine Diana is born in Nashville. Williams has three previous children.
1957The Elvis Presley film ``Jailhouse Rock'' premieres.
1941Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T & The MGs is born in Willow Springs, Mo. He is also a producer, having worked with Jeff Beck and Mitch Ryder, among others.
1940Manfred Mann (Michael Lubowitz) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He forms a rock group with the same name in England in 1964. The group has two No. 1 hits: ``Do Wah Diddy Diddy'' in 1964 and the million-selling cover of Bruce Springsteen's ``Blinded by the Light'' in 1977.
1917Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks Gillespie) is born. He is awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 for his major contributions to the development of bebop.

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