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2000Macro Antonia Solis, Elvis Crespo, and Mana are among the big winners at the seventh annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach . Solis is named songwriter of the year, and his 30-year career in Latin music is marked with his induction into Billboard's Latin Music Hall of Fame.
1999Trumpeter Al Hirt, 67, dies in New Orleans of liver failure. Hirt, who began his career with Benny Goodman and Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey and was frequently partnered with clarinetist Pete Fountain, became a successful Dixieland bandleader and a ubiquitous TV performer during the '60s.
1999All the proceeds from Jay-Z's Hard Knock Life concert performance at Denver Coliseum are donated to the families of the Columbine High School shooting victims. DMX, a featured performer on the tour, donates his proceeds as well.
1999It is announced that Lollapalooza, the popular festival concert from years past has had the plug pulled for the second consecutive year. Organizers cite lack of a strong enough lineup, and not wanting to taint the festival's name with a substandard bill as reasons for the cancellation.
1999At a news conference in Los Angeles, it is announced that previously unreleased tracks from Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos are to be offered via the Internet in conjunction with a promotion of their forthcoming tour sponsored by controversial digital music provider MP3.com and retailer Best Buy.
1999R.E.M. makes its television series debut on FOX's "Party Of Five." The episode features Claudia (Lacey Shabert) and her boyfriend Cody (Chad Todhunter) at a concert by the band.
1999A-list film composers Philip Glass ("The Truman Show") and James Horner ("Deep Impact," "The Mask of Zorro") are among those honored at ASCAP's 14th annual Film and Television Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton.
1997The first President's Summit for America's Future commences. Included on the guest list are the Oak Ridge Boys, All-4-one, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, comedian Joe Piscopo, and former Presidents George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.
1994The historic Fillmore club reopens in San Francisco. The opening acts include Smashing Pumpkins, Ry Cooder & David Lindley and American Music Club.
1992Singer Belinda Carlisle and husband Morgan Mason have their first child in Los Angeles. They name the boy James Duke, after his paternal grandfather, actor James Mason.
1986No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Addicted to Love,'' Robert Palmer. This is Palmer's first No. 1 single.
1981Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach.
1959Sheena Easton is born in Bellshill, Scotland. Her biggest hit is ``Morning Train (Nine to Five),'' which tops Billboard's Hot 100 for two weeks in 1981.
1948Kate Pierson of The B-52s is born in Weehawken, N.J. The group's biggest hits are the 1989 songs ``Love Shack'' and ``Roam,'' both of which reach No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100. Pierson also sings backup on R.E.M.'s top 10 hit ``Shiny Happy People.'' Both bands are based in Athens, Ga.
1947Badfinger's Pete Ham is born in Swansea, Wales.


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