This Day in Music
2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an open flue.
2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's final recordings.
1999 - "Faith Hill's This Kiss Tour," the country singer's first solo outing, kicks off at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre.
1998 - Pop star George Michael is arrested for investigation of engaging in misdemeanor lewd conduct. The arrest is made at Will Rogers Park in Beverly Hills, Calif., after an undercover officer allegedly observes Michael performing a lewd act in a park restroom.
1998 - A public memorial service for Tammy Wynette is held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
1998 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awards pop star Michael Jackson $2.7 million in damages in his defamation-of-character suit against Victor Gutierrez. On the TV program Hard Copy, Gutierrez claimed to have seen a video of Jackson having sex with a boy.
1997 - Country singer Mae Axton dies. Axton was co-writer of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel."
1993 - Nirvana, L7, The Breeders, and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy play a concert at San Francisco's Cow palace to raise awareness and assistance for rape survivors in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1988 - Dave Prater of Sam & Dave dies in a car accident. The group's biggest hit is the 1967 No. 2 song "Soul Man."
1985 - The British group Frankie Goes to Hollywood opens a European tour in Copenhagen, Denmark. It spends the rest of the year in tax exile from the United Kingdom.
1976 - Folk star Phil Ochs commits suicide. He is 35.
1973 - Rock group Queen has its debut performance at the Marquee Theater in London. The group's biggest hits are "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Another One Bites the Dust" and "We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You."
1969 - King Crimson has its debut performance at the Speakeasy in London.
1954 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Wanted," Perry Como.
1942 - Carl Perkins is born near Tiptonville, Tenn. His biggest hit is "Blue Suede Shoes," which reaches No. 2 in 1956 and wins a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1986. The Beatles record his songs "Matchbox," "Honey Don't" and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby." He is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.