This Day in Music History
1976 : Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots' "Disco Duck" is certified gold.
1977 : Actress Britt Eklund's $15 million palimony suit against Rod Stewart is made public (it's eventually settled out-of-court).
1983 : Barry Manilow plays a charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
1980 : With the disco craze officially over, The Bee Gees file a $200 million mismanagement lawsuit against longtime manager Robert Stigwood and his label RSO Records, one that would within the year be settled out of court.
1990 : Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, Ice T, The Cramps, Joan Baez and Public Enemy are among the artists to perform at Shoreline Amphitheatre in California, as part of A Gathering of Tribes, which is organised by The Cult's Ian Astbury. This festival is the reported inspiration behind Lollapalooza, which launches a year later, in 1991.
1998 : Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 : Loud Records and members of Loud/RCA rap group the Wu-Tang Clan are sued by a woman claiming battery, false imprisonment, and defamation, among other allegations. Bridget Gray, an actress and dancer, seeks compensatory and punitive damages for an August 1997 incident in which she alleges that members of the Wu-Tang Clan made derogatory comments and held her against her will while she was hired to appear in a video for the group.
1998 : Gospel star Kirk Franklin and Interscope Records are hit with a $75 million lawsuit by Linda Searight, the founder of God's Property, a gospel group that has recorded and performed with Franklin. Searight claims she was cheated out of payment for her involvement in God's Property.
2000 : Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Danks claim they put a total of $600,000 into the recording of the album and the making of an accompanying documentary film.
2006 : The Four Tops sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the AL Divisional Playoff in Detroit, where the Tigers are playing the Yankees.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com