What went down on this day in music history? 22nd January 2014 news From births to lawsuits, let’s check out what went down on this day in the music history books… 1931: US soul singer, Sam Cooke, was born on this day. He died on 11 December, 1964. 1965: DJ Jazzy Jeff was born on this day and went on to achieve a UK No.1 hit in 1993 with the single ‘Boom! Shake The Room’. 1977: Stevie Wonder went straight to the top spot on the US singles chart with ‘I Wish’, which became his 5th US No.1 hit record. 1991: First signee of Def Jam, L.L. Cool J’s album Mama Said Knock You Out was certified platinum by the RIAA. 1992: Mariah Carey’s stepfather took her to court seeking damages, claiming that she’d owed him money for her Manhattan apartment, a car and dental work in her early years. He’d initially agreed to pay for it on the understanding that she would repay him when she became successful. 1998: Toni Braxton filed for Chapter 7 protection in US Bankruptcy Court in LA, listing liabilities of more than $1 million. She’s suffered bankruptcy throughout her career. Let’s hope her album with Babyface that’s set for release in February does well for the R&B singer. 1998: Snoop Dog filed a $10 million suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, its parent Coopers & Lybrand and former Gelfand accountant Steven Cantrock. The suit charged that they had mismanaged Snoop Doggy Dogg’s money.