This Day in Music History
1987 : The Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Jackson has offered $50,000 for the bones of "The Elephant Man", John Merrick, who died in 1890. Said Jackson's manager: "Jackson has a high degree of respect for the memory of Merrick. He has read and studied all material about the Elephant Man, and has visited the hospital in London twice to view Merrick's remains."
1992 : Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell, a singer known for her song "What I Am". Simon, who was previously married to Carrie Fisher, was 26 years older than Brickell when they wed.
2000 : Eminem's second album, "The Marshall Mathers" LP becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week.
2002 : Diana Ross enters a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Los Angeles.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com