This Day in Music
2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born John Cummings in New York City on Oct. 8 1951. He is the third of the quartet's original members to die in the preceding four years.
2004 - With three awards each, Usher and OutKast are the top winners at the 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher _ who opens the show with first single "Yeah!" from his contemporary LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" _ earns the world's best male artist, best pop male artist and best R&B artist awards. OutKast takes home the world's best group, best pop group and best rap/hip-hop artist honors.
2003 - Madonna's first children's book is published in 42 languages in more than 100 countries. The release of "The English Roses" by Callaway Editions and Penguin Group, in association with various publishers around the world, is touted as the largest simultaneous worldwide release of a book in history.
2000 - For the first time since learning he has Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), country singer Chris LeDoux returns to the stage while he awaits the necessary liver transplant.
1998 - Grammy-winning rapper Coolio is arrested in Lawndale, Calif., on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana. The rapper, whose real name is Artis Ivey, is booked and released that day with an order to appear in court at a later date.
1998 - The Managers of Brandy and Monica issue a joint statement decrying gossip that the rival soul divas battled backstage at the MTV Music Awards show earlier in the week. "The fact is that Brandy and Monica did interviews together, had their picture taken together, had adjoining dressing rooms, sat together at the show, and held hands and prayed together prior to going on stage to perform," the statement says.
1998 - Reba McEntire joins the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star, the 2,120th planted in the famous foot thoroughfare, is unveiled in front of the Johnny Grant Building, 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.
1987 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``I Just Can't Stop Loving You,'' Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett.
1969 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Sugar, Sugar,'' The Archies. Billboard ranks the song as the No. 1 single of the year.
1968 - Television musical series ``Soul'' premieres on NBC with guests Lou Rawls, Martha & the Vandellas.
1959 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Sleep Walk,'' Santo & Johnny.
1903 - Country singer Roy Acuff is born in Maynardsville, Tenn. In 1962 he becomes the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.