This Day in Music
2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation.2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation.
2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts team for covers of the Nick Lowe-written, Elvis Costello-popularized "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding)" and Patti Smith's "People Have the Power," backed by Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. The show caps a multiple-bill barnstorming tour through nine key presidential election swing states in an effort to remove George W. Bush from the White House via the Nov. 2 U.S. Presidential election. The evening offers mini-sets from the likes of Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Dave Matthews Band, the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne with Keb' Mo', Jurassic 5, John Mellencamp and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight Center.
1997 - Gregg Allman, Bo Diddley, Keb'Mo', Buddy Guy and John Hiatt are among the musicians who perform at a tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
1992 - Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.
1987 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Lost in Emotion,'' Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam.
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Disco Duck (Part 1),'' Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots. A morning DJ at Memphis, Tenn., radio station WMPS, Dees gets fired when he mentions his novelty song on the air.
1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley's divorce becomes final.
1966 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Reach Out, I'll Be There,'' The Four Tops.
1949 - Daryl Hall (Daryl Hohl) is born in Pottstown, Pa.
1944 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``I'll Walk Alone,'' Dinah Shore.
1919 - Jazz drummer Art Blakey is born in Pittsburgh.