American Music Awards
This Day in Music
2000 - Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges out one of his eyes. The singer first attempts to jump out of a London hotel window. Prevented from doing so by his security staff, Houston is locked in his room, at which time the self-inflicted eye injury occurrs.
2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57.
2000 - As part of the year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Aimee Mann, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, Lisa Loeb, and country star Dwight Yoakam perform live on a special webcast edition of VH1's Storytellers.
2000 - Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's International Convention Centre.
1998 - Two male dancers for risquè rapper Kinsu, Keith Allen and Antonio Robinson, appear in San Antonio County Court to answer charges of indecent exposure. The two had been arrested earlier in the month for dropping their overalls and ripping off their undergarments in front of a crowd of 35,000.
1998 - Trace Adkins welcomes a new baby girl, Mackenzie Lynn Adkins, at 3:44 p.m. at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Mackenzie weighs 5 lbs., 15 1/2 oz. and measures 19 inches in length.
1997 - Tin Pan Alley composer Gerald Marks, best known for the song "All of Me," dies at the age of 96.
1984 - The Eurythmics begin a grueling 175-date world tour in Australia.
1972 - Mahalia Jackson dies of heart failure. Age 70. She is posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1972. In the ceremony she is cited as the "World's Greatest Gospel Singer."
1971 - David Bowie arrives for his first visit to the U.S. He does not perform, but receives much publicity for wearing dresses in Texas and Louisiana.
1958 - Little Richard interrupts his music career to enter a theological seminary in Huntsville, Ala., where he will later receive a degree and be ordained.
1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" is released.
1951 - Keyboardist Seth Justman of J. Geils Band is born in Washington, D.C.
1945 - Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is born.