2017 BET Awards
This Day in Music
1981 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Endless Love," Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. The song holds onto the top spot for nine weeks, making it the most successful duo, most successful Motown single2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy Hilfiger Theater, police were alerted that a nine-year-old girl was missing. The child was later found with Gordon in an enclosed boathouse near the backstage area of the venue, for use by state employees only.
1997 - Four Elvis confidants known as "The Memphis Mafia" commemorate the 20th anniversary of the King's passing with a webcast interview. In the chat, hosted live at http://www.natsatinc.com, Lamar Fike, Marty Lacker, Marty Red and Sonny West discuss Presley's humble beginnings, the women in his life, his fame and his drug problems.
1996 - Rafael Jeronym Kubelick, a former director and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, dies in Lucerne, Switzerland at the age of 82.
1981 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Endless Love," Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. The song holds onto the top spot for nine weeks, making it the most successful duo, most successful Motown single and most successful soundtrack single of all time.
1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Night Chicago Died," Paper Lace. The song is written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander.
1966 - The Beatles arrive at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to start their last tour of the United States.
1964 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Everybody Loves Somebody," Dean Martin. The song becomes the theme song to NBC's "The Dean Martin Show" the following year.
1955 - Joe Jackson is born in Burton-on-Trent, England. His biggest hit is "Steppin' Out," a No. 6 song in 1982.
1949 - Eric Carmen is born in Cleveland. He is the lead singer of the Raspberries from 1970-74. His biggest solo hit is the million-selling "All By Myself," which stays at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 for three weeks in 1976.