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Reconnect with Music History – 25th April

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2017 – Elton John

During his flight from Santiago, Chile to the UK after a very successful tour of the South America, Sir Elton John became strongly ill after contracting a bacteria in South America that caused him an infection. The singer had to stay in the hospital for two days under close observations by the doctors. He was scheduled to perform in the US – Las Vegas and California – but due to the illness the concerts were cancelled.

2009 – Snoop Dogg

In a Santa Monica court, the Jury clears Snoop Dogg – real name Calvin Broadus – of assault charges placed by Richard Monroe Jr. In the case, Richard claimed that he was knocked by a microphone by Snoop Dogg when he (Richard) jumped on stage during a performance at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. Richard wanted  a settlement of $22m for damages. The court however settled for less damages ($449k )and stated that Snoop Dogg was not directly involved and rather the settlement be made by the record label, other performers and others involved in the concert.

2008 – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey became the first person ever in history to be honored in a colorful event after the Empire State building which is in New York City, US was lit up in her colors – pink, lavender and white – in celebration of her achievements in the world of music.

1987 – Madonna

“La Isla Bonita”, the fifth single from “True Blue” Madonna’s third studio album went  Number 1 on the UK Singles Chart making her the only female artist to score four UK number 1 singles. Fact about the song is that it was initially  been offered to Michael Jackson for his “Bad” album which was his seventh studio album that he released the same year.

2018 – Kanye West

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother, I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.” Kanye West tweeted this and to the world this was him showing love to Donald Trump. This earned him applause from Trump but a lot of criticism from his fans worldwide.


1994 – Michael Bolton

In a case of copyright plagiarism, Isley Brothers against Michael Bolton, the jury finds Michael Bolton guilty of music copyright infringement for his 1991 song “Love Is a wonderful Thing”.  In 1966 the Isley Brothers released a song with the same name and in the case they claimed Michael Bolton infringed their music rights by releasing a song with the same name. They won the case and they were awarded 5.4 Million Us Dollars in damages making the settlement the largest in plagiarism case.

1968 – The Beatles

The Beatles were scheduled to perform for the Queen of England during the British Olympic Appeal Fund Show but they rejected. They sited that they dont do benefits and on that bases their decision would remain the same no  matter the cause.

1970 – Jackson’s 5

”ABC” the hit song by the Jackson’s 5 – Michael, Randy, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie – was number 1 on the Billboard Pop Hits Chart.

1995 – Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep released “The Infamous” their second studio album. The American duo’s album was released by RCA Records and Loud Music. Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Q-tip made guest appearances on the project. Productions was mainly done by the group’s Havoc but Q-Tip also contributed while serving as a mixing engineer.

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