This Day in Music
2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed their father before stepping out independently in the '80s as the Kinsey Report.
2000 - Things get ugly in Boston as the Ruff Ryders/Cash Money tour featuring top rappers DMX and Eve pulls into town. A brawl breaks out backstage at the FleetCenter arena, during which five people are stabbed and one man is struck with a marble bench. The show is officially cancelled at 11 p.m. without any of the major acts having performed.
2000 - Mariah Carey is admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she is treated for food poisoning and dehydration caused by some raw oysters she at in Atlanta two days before.
1999 - "Happy Hour," a variety show hosted by Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa, debuts on the USA Network. The show, a wacky cross between "Laugh In" and "The Match Game," features celebrity guests, as well as musical performances.
1996 - Bluesman, Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes dies at the age of 60.
1990 - Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan dies of lung cancer in California at age 66. She wins a Grammy Award as best female vocal jazz performance for her 1982 album "Gershwin Live!" She is presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989.
1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car," Billy Ocean.
1969 - Jim Morrison is arrested by the FBI for interstate flight, stemming from obscenity charges lodged after a Miami concert.
1945 - Richard Manuel, keyboard player for The Band is born in Stratford, Ontario. He commits suicide in March 1986 at age 42.
1944 - Tony Orlando (Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis) is born in Manhattan, N.Y. He is the lead singer of Dawn from 1970-77. The group's biggest hit is "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," which tops Billboard's Hot 100 for four weeks in 1973.
1941 - Jan Berry of Jan & Dean is born in Los Angeles.