This Day in Music
2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry was one of the founding fathers of British rock'n'roll in the '60s.
1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34.
1998 - Scott Weiland is arrested again on a felony warrant in Los Angeles. Weiland posts the $250,000 bail and is released the next morning. Weiland's court appearances stem from a September '97 arrest, which alleged two charges of felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle.
1998 - The Beastie Boys begin touring in support of their fifth release, "Hello Nasty," at Seattle's Key Arena. It is their first headlining tour since 1995's "Quadrophonic Joystick" tour.
1998 - Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of singer Neneh Cherry, releases his debut set "Desireless."
1997 - C. Delores Tucker, lobbyist against gangsta rap lyrics, files suit against the estate of late rapper Tupac Shakur. The suit alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander, and invasion of privacy due to derogatory lyrics about Tucker on Shakur's last album, "All Eyez On Me."
1995 - Rap star Hammer and his wife welcome a baby boy, their third child, in San Jose, Calif.
1990 - Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters stages a production of his rock opera, "The Wall," in Berlin. Among the performers taking part in the benefit are Sinead O'Connor, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams and Phil Collins.
1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Everytime You Go Away," Paul Young.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Hustle," Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony.
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "(They Long to Be) Close to You," Carpenters.
1947 - Cat Stevens (Steven Georgiou) is born in London. He later changes his name to Yusef Islam after converting to the Muslim faith.
1922 - Kay Starr is born in Dougherty, Okla. She begins her musical career with Joe Venuti's orchestra at age 15. She sings briefly with Glenn Miller, Charlie Barnet and Bob Crosby before launching a solo career in 1945. Her biggest hits are the No. 1 songs "Wheel of Fortune" and "Rock & Roll Waltz."