This Day in Music
2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all the categories for which he is nominated: best pop album and best song for "Caravane," and best male artist.
2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie & the Banshees and Public Image Ltd. in the 1980s, dies. He is 48.
2002 - Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of melanoma at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39.
2001 - Bruce Cockburn is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 30th Anniversary Juno Awards ceremonies at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. Cockburn joins such notable Canadian musicians as Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Anne Murray.
2001 - The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.
1999 - Eddie Dean, a '50s country artist and western actor, dies in West Lake Village, Calif., of emphysema. He is 91. Dean was best known for writing "I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven," a hit for the late Tex Ritter.
1996 - Country singer and comedian Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley) dies at the age of 84.
1993 - Patti LaBelle receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown have a child. They name the girl Bobbi Kristina.
1992 - Jazz guitarist Mary Osborne dies in Bakersfield, Calif., of liver cancer at age 70.
1986 - The Band's pianist, Richard Manuel, commits suicide by hanging himself.
1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Kyrie,'' Mr. Mister. The title of the song is Greek. Kyrie eleison means ``Lord have mercy.''
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Love Machine (Part 1),'' The Miracles. The song is the last by the group to reach the charts.
1966 - John Lennon, in an interview in the London Evening Standard, creates international controversy with his remark that the Beatles ``are probably bigger than Jesus right now.''
1957 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Young Love,'' Tab Hunter.
1944 - Bobby Womack is born in Cleveland, Ohio. His biggest hit is the top 10 song ``Lookin' for a Love'' in 1974.
1937 - Musician Barney (Bernard Jean) Wilen is born.