Australian singer Rick Springfield started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Jessie’s Girl’, which later won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The song was at No.1 when MTV launched on 1 August 1981. Rick had played Noah Drake in the TV show General Hospital.
A judge granted Sheryl Crow a three-year restraining order against a fan Philip Gordon Sparks, who threatened to shoot the singer-songwriter in several online forums. ⠀
Sparks, 45, accused Crow of stealing $7.5 million from him, videotaping and following him without permission, and leaving him homeless. ⠀
A forensic psychiatrist who interviewed him said he was “imminently dangerous” and his psychosis was directed intently at Crow.⠀
The restraining order requires Sparks to stay 100 yards away and not attempt to contact Crow, her family, or any of her workers, such as her assistants, nanny, or managers.⠀