This Day in Music
1998 - Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain's biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins.
2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle marries school teacher Elizabeth Filer, his first love, in Houston, Texas.
1999 - Louisiana Zydeco bandleader Beau Jocque dies of an apparent heart attack at his home in Kinder, La. He is 45.
1998 - Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain's biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo Campoy.
1998 - Madonna is the big winner at the MTV Video Music Awards, winning six of the 18 categories.
1998 - British glam-rock icon Gary Glitter appears in court on child pornography charges. Glitter, who had a string of U.K. hits in the '70s and early '80s, is charged under his real name of Paul Gadd with 51 counts of making indecent photographs of children. He is also charged with a number of sexual assaults on girls under the age of 16.
1998 - The Beastie Boys are presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the 15th annual MTV Video Music Awards.
1997 - In order to usher in his 80th birthday, John Lee Hooker holds a live chat on ET Online on MSN. Topics include his latest album, the nightclub he plans to open in San Francisco, general musings on his five- decade career and discussions of his upcoming star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
1996 - Rondor Music International sends a letter to the campaign officials of Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole. The letter asks that Dole discontinue his use of the Rondor-published song, "Soul Man" as a campaign jingle. Dole's campaign violated copyright laws when, without permission, it changed the words to "Dole Man" and used the song to promote ideas not necessarily held by the original authors, David Porter and Isaac Hayes.
1973 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Delta Dawn," Helen Reddy. Reddy is the fifth female vocalist to record the song.
1964 - Rod Stewart records his first single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl."
1957 - Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama is born.
1950 - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston.
1946 - Vocalist Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night is born in Buncrana, Ireland.
1945 - Jose Feliciano is born in Puerto Rico. He is blind at birth.