1989 - Bon Jovi's "New Jersey" album became the first U.S. album to
be released legally in the Soviet Union. The Russian label
Melodiya paid the group with a truckload of firewood since
rubles can't leave Russia.
1992 - Wayne Newton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
1998 - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev was a visitor at the 10th Popkomm music fair.
1998 - PBS premiered a documentary on Robbie Robertson's Indian
heritage. "Robbie Robertson: Making A Noise _ A Native
American Musical Journey."
1999 - In Los Angeles, CA, Leif Garrett pled guilty to drug
possession to get into a rehabilitation program. He had been
arrested on June 29, 1999.
1999 - 765,000 tickets to a Backstreet Boys North American tour were
sold in one day.
2000 - Police in Los Angeles, CA, fired pepper spray and rubber bullets
to clear a crowd of 9,000 people when a free concert by Rage
Against the Machine turned violent.
2001 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a concert planned in Israel. The concert had been planned for August 28th, but was canceled due to security concerns. The U.S. State Department had issued an advisory the recommended that U.S. citizens not travel to Israel.