MTV Video Music Awards
This Day in Music
2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69.2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69.
2005 - Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones make available for download "Any Other Day," a song they recorded in tribute to hurricane victims."
2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that perform at Race to the Polls, a voter awareness concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.
2003 - Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson's Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour, The veteran rock artist says in a statement, "I have been in Boston for the last three weeks, having medical tests for a tremor which has become markedly worse over the last two years."
2003 - Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new recordings personally selected by Streisand and recorded with a full band and a 75-piece orchestra.
2003 - Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.
2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion.
1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1997 - Sir Paul McCartney's symphonic poem "Standing Stone" gets its world debut by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The piece earns the former Beatle six curtain calls. Critics, however, call it dull and forgettable.
1997 - For the first time ever, the soundtrack to the classic film "Casablanca" is released. The 20 track CD includes Max Steiner's score, dialog from the film, and its most famous song, "As Time Goes By."
1996 - Ms. Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, the daughter of Madonna and the pop/movie star's personal trainer, Carlos Leon, is born at 4:01 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.
1993 - Rolling Stone magazine ranks the video for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" as the No.1 video in video history in "The 100 Top Music Videos." The video also wins nine MTV awards, more than any video in history.
1990 - Leonard Bernstein dies in New York at age 72. The composer and conductor had announced his retirement less than a week earlier. He wins his first Grammy Awards for the 1961 albums ``Humor in Music'' and ``Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf.'' He goes on to win 11 more Grammys and in 1985 is presented a Grammy lifetime achievement award.
1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Red Red Wine,'' UB40. The song reached No. 34 when the group first released the single in 1984. It is written by Neil Diamond.
1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Rise,'' Herb Alpert. The single is Alpert's first to hit the Hot 100 in five years.
1977 - Bing Crosby dies of a heart attack at the age of 76. Crosby sold more than 300 million records and was featured in more than 50 movies. His recording of ``White Christmas'' tops Billboard's pop chart for a combined 14 weeks during three different years and sells more than 30 million records.
1940 - Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb) is born in Lucknow, India.