This Day in Music
2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77.2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77.
2004 - One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, dies in a Durban hospital following his admission for internal bleeding. He is 47.
1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity foundation of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
1998 - Sha Na Na member "Chico" Ryan dies at a nursing home in Beverly, Mass. He is 50. The singer/bassist, real name David-Allen Ryan, joined the already established Sha Na Na in 1973 and remained with the '50s revival group for nearly 25 years.
1996 - Composer Evelyn Levine dies at the age of 84.
1992 - Motown recording artist Mary Wells dies in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. The singer's biggest pop hit was the 1964 song ``My Guy,'' which topped Billboard's Hot 100 for two weeks.
1992 - Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley marries actress-model Pamela Bowen in Los Angeles.
1990 - Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland dies of a drug overdose in Lafayette, Calif., at age 38. Mydland had replaced keyboardist Keith Godchaux - who died in 1979 - who in turn had replaced Ron ``Pigpen'' McKernan - who died in 1973.
1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``It's Still Rock and Roll to Me,'' Billy Joel. It is Joel's first No. 1 single.
1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Alone Again (Naturally),'' Gilbert O'Sullivan.
1969 - Elvis Presley opens his first live engagement in nearly eight years. Las Vegas, Nev.
1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney complete ``Hey Jude'' during a writing session at Paul's home. The song hits No. 1 in the U.S. a month later.
1949 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Some Enchanted Evening,'' Perry Como.
1943 - Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger is born in Kent, England. The group, which takes its name from a Muddy Waters song, is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The group does not receive a Grammy Award until 1986 when it is presented a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.