This Day in Music
2005 - With three awards, Scissor Sisters are the big winners of the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court. The New York-based dance/rock act wins for best international group and international breakthr2005 - With three awards, Scissor Sisters are the big winners of the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court. The New York-based dance/rock act wins for best international group and international breakthrough act, and their eponymous debut wins best international album.
1999 - Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs file suit against Miramax in California, accusing the Disney-owned indie of unauthorized use of the Foo Fighters' hit "Big Me" in trailers for the film "Rounders."
1998 - Oprah Winfrey announces that Garth Brooks has agreed to donate his earnings from sales of his latest album, "Sevens" for a seven-day period. The money goes to "Oprah's Angel Network," which uses the donations to fund college scholarships for underprivileged students.
1991 - The Rev. James Cleveland dies in Los Angeles of heart failure at age 59. The gospel artist won four Grammys and recorded more than 100 albums.
1981 - Rock `n' roll pioneer Bill Haley of the Comets dies of a heart attack at his home in Harlingen, Texas. He sold an estimated 60 million records in his lifetime.
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,'' Paul Simon. The song is Simon's first No. 1 single since ending his 13-year partnership with Art Garfunkel in 1970.
1964 - The Beatles make their American TV debut live on ``The Ed Sullivan Show.''
1955 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Sincerely,'' The McGuire Sisters.
1942 - Songwriter/performer Carole King (Carole Klein) is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her biggest hit is the two-sided single ``It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move,'' which stays at No. 1 for five weeks in 1971.