This Day in Music
1999 - At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to headline August 1 in New York.
2001 - Blues singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt and former Doors drummer John Densmore are among activists arrested after a public protest in Itasca, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Raitt and Densmore join with other members of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) to demonstrate against the forest products company Boise Cascade Corporation, which RAN claims destroys ancient rainforests and tries to limit the free speech rights of its opponents.
2000 - Pat DiNizio, frontman of the Smithereens, officially announces that he is running for a U.S. Senate sear for New Jersey on the Reform Party ticket.
1999 - At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's encore is delayed because a remote sound tower begins to burn. A fire truck is brought in to put out the blaze.
1998 - Jazz guitarist Tal Farlow dies of esophageal cancer in New York. He is 77. Farlow worked with such musicians as Charles Mingus, Red Norvo, and Eddie Costa in a career spanning four decades.
1997 - On the Grand Old Opry Martina McBride debuts her new single "Broken Wing" with a special guest. Her father, Daryl Schiff (considered a part-time singer) joins her on the stage.
1997 - John Berry fills a tall order when he provides music following the weddings of 48 couples as a radio station promotion for WYGY-FM in Cincinnati. Following the ceremony, Berry serenades the couples with his romance-oriented hits, "Your Love Amazes Me" and "I Will If You Will."
1995 - Singer Nina Simone fires a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France. She is put on 18 months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.
1992 - Bryan Adams helps two motorists whose car struck his on a highway in St. Gellen, Switzerland. Adams was traveling from Zurich to Vienna as part of a concert tour when the other car skidded out of control, grazed his car and hit an embankment.
1990 - Comic Roseanne Barr is booed off the field after she screeches a crotch-grabbing rendition of the national anthem at a Padres baseball game in San Diego. President Bush calls the performance "disgusting."
1969 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young give their first live performance at the Fillmore East in New York.
1966 - Eric Clapton plays lead guitar for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on the album "The Beatles" (also known as "The White Album").
1965 - Bob Dylan performs his first non-acoustic set at the Newport Folk Festival to a hostile crowd.
1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premieres.