This Day in Music
2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day."2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day."
2006 - Composer Gyorgy Ligeti, who fled Hungary after the 1956 revolution and gained fame for his opera "Le Grand Macabre" and his work on the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," dies. He is 83.
2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta.
2000 - Top acts donate personal items to an online auction to benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the counseling service founded in 1994 by Tori Amos. Items up for bid include an autographed piano bench from Amos, original artwork from Joni Mitchell, an autographed guitar from matchbox twenty, and material form Alanis Morissette, Christina Aguilera, Shania Twain, Kid Rock, Metallica, Suger Ray and Enrique Iglesias.
2000 - The third George Strait Country Music Festival wraps with a sold-out show at Houston's Enron Field, after grossing about $22 million from only 10 stadium dates.
2000 - R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.
1999 - American R&B singer Terence Trent D'Arby joins brothers John, Tim and Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Beers for INXS' second public performance since Michael Hutchence's suicide on November 22, 1997.
1998 - Following the warm reception to Aretha Franklin's impromptu performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" at 1998's Grammy Awards, Arista Records releases her version of the opera song as the B-side to her current single, "Here We Go Again."
1998 - John Fogerty cancels the first date of his U.S. tour because it conflicts with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz. Fogerty claims "When we realized just what this day might mean to the folks in Chicago, it only made sense to postpone the show. Besides, it gives the band and me a chance to catch the game, too."
1996 - Pipe Major, MacKenzie John dies at the age of 74.
1995 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Swear," All-4-One.
1994 - Bandleader Cab Calloway suffers a stroke at his Westchester, N.Y., home. The 86-year-old is later moved to a nursing home and dies Nov. 18.
1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Together Forever,'' Rick Astley.
1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Dreams,'' Fleetwood Mac.
1965 - All four of the Beatles are named to receive MBE's in Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honors List.
1943 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Taking a Chance on Love,'' Benny Goodman Orchestra. Steve Allen portrays the King of Swing in the 1955 film ``The Benny Goodman Story.''