This Day in Music
2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 att2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 attendants.
2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack are big winners at the 12th annual International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards.
2001 - User and So Solid Crew each take home two honors at the sixth annual MOBO Awards.
2000 - The Dixie Chicks sweep the 34th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The genre-defying girl group takes home four awards, including entertainer of the year, album of the year for "Fly," vocal group, and video of the year for "Good Bye Earl."
2000 - Teenage U.K. R&B vocalist Craig David wins a record three MasterCard Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at London's Alexandra Palace. He is named best U.K. newcomer and wins awards for best R&B act and best U.K. single for "Fill Me In."
1999 - Bebop trumpeter Art Farmer dies in New York from cardiac arrest. He is 71.
1999 - Carroll County, Tennessee native, Jessica Andrews is honored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce during a banquet held at the Carroll County Civic Center. The country singer receives the first-ever Youth Achievement Award for her musical accomplishments and her continuing support of her community.
1997 - A relocated Farm Aid '97 takes place before a sold out crowd of more than 30,000 at the World in Tinley Park, Ill. The event, originally planned for the 70,000-capacity Texas Stadium in Irving, raises more than $ 1 million for U.S. farmers.
1996 - Jerry Rivers, fiddler for country legend Hank Williams Sr., dies of cancer at Summit Hospital in Hermitage, Tenn. The Nashville native auditioned for Williams at WSM radio in 1949 and was hired immediately to join his Drifting Cowboys band. Rivers' fiddle playing can be heard on recordings of such classics as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Hey Good Lookin'," "Jambalaya," "Kawliga," "Cold, Cold Heart" and "Your Cheatin' Heart."
1995 - Alan Jackson wins the prestigious entertainer of the year award at the annual Country Music Association's award ceremony. Alison Krauss sweeps top female vocalist. Vince Gill wins top male vocalist.
1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another One Bites the Dust,'' Queen. The song, which stays at No. 1 for three weeks, sells more copies than any other single by the group.
1970 - Janis Joplin is found dead in a room at the Landmark Motel in Hollywood from an accidental heroin overdose.
1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Yesterday,'' The Beatles. The song, which Paul McCartney originally called ``Scrambled Eggs,'' has been played on the radio and TV more than any other Beatles song and is the most covered song in history.
1959 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Mack the Knife,'' Bobby Darin. The song - Darin's biggest hit - earns the singer Grammy Awards as best new artist and best vocal performance by a male.
1958 - Barbara MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is born.