This Day in Music
2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country.2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country.
2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid.
2000 - The Backstreet Boys are honored four times at the 12th annual World Music Awards, presented at the Sporting Club in Monaco. The act is honored as best-selling pop group, R&B group, dance group, and American group.
2000 - Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.
1999 - Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. He penned Johnny Cash's 1969 No. 1 country hit "A Boy Named Sue" and two 1972 top-10 hits for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, "Sylvia's Mother" and "The Cover of `Rolling Stone.'"
1998 - The voices of Ani DiFranco and the late Tammy Wynette are featured on Fox's animated series "King of the Hill."
1997 - Barbara Mandrell launches her own jewelry line on the QVC cable TV channel. The "Country Sentiments" line of earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces range in price from $20 to $125.
1991 - Bushwick Bill (Richard Shaw) of the rap group the Geto Boys loses his right eye after being shot in the face by his girlfriend. The 4-foot, 6-inch rapper had threatened the woman's 3-month old son, handed her a loaded .22-calibre gun and said he wanted to die.
1986 - Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue marries actress Heather Locklear.
1985 - The Go-Go's announce their breakup. The all-girl group's two top 10 hits are "We Got the Beat" and "Vacation." The group launches a reunion tour in 1990.
1969 - The Turtles play at the White House at the request of Tricia Nixon.
1968 - Jim Morrison of the Doors incites an audience riot during a Chicago concert, then escapes backstage as the crowd battles with police.
1965 - The Rolling Stones begin recording their "Out of Our Heads" album at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1965 - Bassist Krist Novoselic of Nirvana is born.
1960 - Bono (Paul Hewson) of U2 is born in Dublin, Ireland. The group has two No. 1 songs in 1987: "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."
1957 - Punk rocker Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie) is born in London.
1952 - Sly Dunbar of Sly & Robbie is born in Kingston, Jamaica.