This Day in Music
2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth2001 - Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged "air rage" incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth Crown Court, is accused of assaulting two British Airways staffers, being drunk on board an aircraft, causing criminal damage and interfering with a control panel on an external door.
1997 - The Battlefield Benefit gets under way at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The concert - which features Kentucky HeadHunters, Highway 101, Rhett Akins, Ronna Reeves and Randall Franks - raises money for the preservation of sites remaining from the 1864 Battle of Nashville, which sealed the fate of the Confederacy.
1997 - '80s group Boys Don't Cry sues Paula Cole, Warner Bros. Records and Imago Records over Cole's pop song "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone." The $7 million suit claims that Cole's song sounds too much like the 1986 Boys Don't Cry hit, "I Wanna Be A Cowboy."
1996 - Tim Collins, manager of Aerosmith since 1984, is fired after a brief meeting with the band in Boston. The band claims that they are tired of being urged to represent Collins' many social causes.
1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Shout," Tears for Fears. The song is the second straight No. 1 song from the group's "Songs from the Big Chair" album.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "One of These Nights," Eagles. The song was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and is the band's second consecutive No. 1 hit.
1968 - The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closes after heavy losses.
1966 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Wild Thing," The Troggs. Because of a legal dispute, the song is simultaneously released on two different labels, something unique for a No. 1 single.
1958 - Singer Kate Bush is born in Bexley, Kent, England. Her biggest pop hit is the top 40 song "Running Up That Hill" in 1985.
1956 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "My Prayer," The Platters. The five are the first black artists to have a No. 1 single on the pop charts.
1945 - Jazz sax player David Sanborn is born. He wins his first Grammy in 1982 as best R&B instrumental performance. He later wins Grammys in the jazz fusion and pop instrumental categories.
1941 - Singer/songwriter Paul Anka is born in Ottawa, Ontario. He has four No. 1 hits, including "Lonely Boy" from the film "Girl's Town." He writes "My Way" for Frank Sinatra, "She's a Lady" for Tom Jones and the theme for NBC-TV's "Tonight Show."