This Day in Music
2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' l2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, Columbia. The track was due to make its authorized debut a few days later via the AOL Music First Listen program.
2001 - Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif. The singer/guitarist began his career in 1949, when his Modern Records single "Boogie Chillen" became a No. 1 R&B hit.
2001 - Manu Chao becomes the first French artist ever to top Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "Proxima Estacion: Esperanza" moves 3-1.
1998 - Charlie Daniels wins the Harry Hap Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the International Entertainment Buyers Association at the organization's annual conference in Nashville.
1997 - Arthur Prysock, a two-time Grammy-nominated rhythm and blues singer known for his deep, sultry voice on songs like "Teach Me Tonight," dies at the age of 74.
1987 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)," Whitney Houston.
1980 - Bert Kaempfert dies in Switzerland of a stroke at the age of 56. The multi-instrumentalist and bandleader has a No. 1 song in 1961 with "Wonderland By Night."
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Love Will Keep Us Together," The Captain & Tennille. Neil Sedaka writes the song.
1955 - Johnny Cash's first single, "Cry Cry Cry," is released.
1951 - Nils Lofgren is born in Chicago. He is the leader of the group Grin from 1969-74 and releases six solo albums from 1975-81. In 1985 he joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
1948 - Columbia Records announces mass production of 33-1/3 speed records.