1979 - Dire Straits began their first U.S./Canada tour in Boston.
1993 - Little Richard received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
1994 - The ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas occurred.
1995 - Melvin Franklin (Temptations) died of heart failure.
1998 - Nine people were killed and more than 40 injured when a truck veered out of control during the annual carnival in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian band Ram was performing on the truck. None of the band members were hurt.
1999 - Eminem's second album, "The Slim Shady LP", was released.
1999 - Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with the San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. The Padres Foundation agreed to contribute to the Touch 'Em All Foundation in lieu of a salary to Brooks.
1999 - Plastic People Of The Universe began their first North American tour in Boston.
2000 - Sean "Puffy" Combs was indicted on charges of bribing a witness. According to the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Combs offered money and jewelry to his driver, and asked him to claim ownership of a gun that police recovered from the Comb's car following a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a New York nightclub.