This Day in Music
2006 - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.2006 - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
2006 - U2 cruises by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards. The band surprises many by winning album of the year and rock album of the year for "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" as well as song of the year and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own." The veteran Irish rock act's other trophy comes for "City of Blinding Lights" (best rock song).
2006 - Linkin Park and Jay-Z perform together at the Grammy Awards, joining a performance lineup that also features pairings between Madonna and Gorillaz, U2 and Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill and Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock and Jamie Foxx with Kanye West.
2005 - Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith dies Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., apparently of natural causes. He is 79.
2002 - Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group suffers trauma to his leg when his motorcycle is struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan.
2002 - The wooden church stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met is saved from demolition when the Liverpool City Council votes to dismantle the stage and store it rather than demolish it to make way for renovations.
2001 - With a total of six prizes, Son By Four are the big winners at the annual Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.
1999 - Universal Music, Warner Music, BMG, Sony Music and EMI officially unveil Project Madison, a system developed by IBM Corp. to permit fast, secure distribution of full-length, CD-quality albums on the Web.
1990 - Singer Del Shannon dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
1981 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Celebration,'' Kool & the Gang. The song is the theme song of the 1981 Super Bowl and is played for the 52 American hostages upon their return to the U.S. from Iran.
1971 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``One Bad Apple,'' The Osmonds.
1969 - George Harrison has his tonsils removed at a London hospital.
1961 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue is born.
1961 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Calcutta,'' Lawrence Welk. Welk and his orchestra - which includes a harpsichord - record the song in one take.