This Day in Music
2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthday. The entire audience sings, Griggs gets cakes, balloons and gifts, and his band and crew bombard him with Silly String.
1999 - Scott Weiland, lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, is sent to jail for again violating his probation by continuing his illegal drug use. He had been receiving outpatient treatment for drug addiction but in July he is treated at the Daniel Freeman Hospital in Marina del Rey for an overdose on heroin.
1996 - The band 311 puts on a free "choose or loose" concert in California. The show is to heighten youth interest in the political world. The free show is held just outside the Republican National Convention in San Diego.
1996 - Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.
1995 - Four days after Jerry Garcia's death, the largest of many memorials draws 20,000 fans to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
1990 - Rhythm and blues singer Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed from the waist down after being struck by a lighting rig before an outdoor concert in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1982 - Soul star Joe Tex (Joseph Arrington Jr.) dies of a heart attack at age 49. Three of his songs top Billboard's R&B/soul singles chart.
1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Good Times," Chic. The song was written by band members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, who between them have write No. 1 songs for Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Madonna.
1965 - Jefferson Airplane makes its performance debut at the Matrix Club in San Francisco.
1965 - The Beatles arrive in New York to start their third U.S. tour.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "It's Now or Never," Elvis Presley. The song sells more than 20 million copes worldwide, making it Presley's biggest-selling single.
1951 - Dan Fogelberg is born in Peoria, Ill. His biggest hit is "Longer," a No. 2 song in 1980. His first eight albums are certified gold (500,000 copies sold) or platinum (1 million copies sold).