This Day in Music
2002 - Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday Night Live" its biggest ratings in more than a year. Jackson is the "SNL" host and musical guest.
2003 - Eva Narcissus Boyd, a former teen singer known as "Little Eve," dies in Kinston, N.C., after a long illness. She is 59. Boys was a babysitter for hit songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin in the early '60s when they asked her to record their new composition The Loco-motion."
2003 - Nichole Nordeman and Michael W. Smith are the big winners at the Gospel Music Assn.'s (GMA) 34th Dove Awards at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Nordeman wins seven awards, including songwriter, female vocalist, and song of the year and best pop/contemporary song for "Holy," co-written with Mark Hammond. Her "Woven & Spun" wins pop/contemporary album of the year. Smith takes home five Doves, including his third for artist of the year and his first for male vocalist. He also wins best praise and worship album for "Worship Again."
2002 - Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film director Guy Ritchie, allegedly forbade her to pose when Howson inquired.
2000 - Sony Music Entertainment announces plans to make its first commercial digital downloads available to U.S. consumers. Sony says it will offer about 50 hit songs from Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and others.
1999 - Siti Nurhaliza is the top winner at the sixth Anugerah Inustri Muzik (AIM) Awards, presented at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nurhaliza takes album of the year, best pop album, and best female vocal honors for "Adiwarna."
1998 - Eddie O'Jay, one of the pioneers of black radio broadcasting, passes away at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart attacks. Born Edward O. Jackson, he shortens his tag to "O'Jay" for the air; veteran soul group the O'Jays are named by him.
1995 - Country star Lee Greenwood and wife, Kim, welcome a baby boy, Dalton Lee, in Nashville.
1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Don't Give Up on Us," David Soul. Soul starred as detective Ken Hutchinson in TV's "Starsky and Hutch."
1967 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Somethin' Stupid," Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra. The duo is the only father-daughter team to top the pop chart.
1957 - Ricky Nelson sings for first time on TV's "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." He performs "I'm Walking."
1952 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Wheel of Fortune," Kay Starr.
1921 - Sheb Wooley is born Shelby F. Wooley near Erick, Okla. He writes the theme song for the TV show "Hee-Haw" and the No. 1 novelty song "The Purple People Eater."