This Day in Music
2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif.2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif.
2003 - Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold takes the stage in Shanghai despite the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that forced the cancellation of every other major musical even in China and Hong Kong in over a month. He is the first major international artist to play in China and Hong Kong the onset of SARS.
2002 - Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J.
1998 - Country group Diamond Rio are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The band opens their performance with their first number one hit "Meet in the Middle.
1992 - Albums by Def Leppard, Bruce Springsteen and Wynonna debut in the top four spots on Billboard's pop album chart. The albums are Def Leppard's "Adrenalize," Springsteen's "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" and Wynonna's "Wynonna." (Wynonna Judd launches her solo career with the album and drops her last name to distance herself from her success as half of the mother-daughter duo The Judds.)
1983 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Come on Eileen," Dexys Midnight Runners.
1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Don't Leave Me This Way," Thelma Houston.
1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Game of Love," Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders.
1946 - Lead vocalist Skip Spence of Moby Grape is born in Windsor, Ontario.
1944 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "It's Love-Love-Love," Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians. It is one of Lombardo's 26 No. 1 pop songs. Lombardo's is the only dance band to ever sell more than 100 million records.
1910 - Opera singer, Sylvia Fisher is born.