This Day in Music
2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of American society for his remarks about immigrants and New Yorkers in a Sports Illustrated interview, had been known to make use of Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock" to signal his insertion into a game. The band issues a statement insisting that the Atlanta Braves organization halt the practice.
1997 - Adriana Caselotti, who warbled "Some Day My Prince Will Come" as the sweet, innocent voice of Disney's "Snow White" dies of cancer at the age of 80.
1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "That's What Friends Are for," Dionne & Friends. The song features Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John. All proceeds go to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
1995 - Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed.
1989 - Dion, the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1980 - Capricorn Records, home of prominent Southern rock acts of the 1970s, files for bankruptcy.
1971 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Knock Three Times," Dawn. The group is later known as Tony Orlando and Dawn, with singers Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson as Dawn.
1961 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Wonderland by Night," Bert Kaempfert.
1955 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Let Me Go Lover," Joan Weber.
1941 - Singer Bobby Goldsboro is born in Marianna, Fla. His song "Honey" tops Billboard's Hot 100 for five weeks in 1968. "The Bobby Goldsboro Show" runs as a syndicated TV series from 1972-75.
1903 - Composer and conductor, Berthold Goldschmidt is born.