This Day in Music
2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a fine. Carter was charged with drunken driving the previous December.
2001 - Dave Matthews and his wife Ashley welcome the birth of their twin daughters Stella Busina and Grace Anne.
2000 - David Bowie and Iman welcome their first child, Alexandria Zahra Jones, into the world. A statement reports that Bowie is involved in the delivery process and even cuts the umbilical cord.
1997 - Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. The suit maintains that Simmons and Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.
1997 - Rick Trevino and wife Karla become proud parents of Ricardo Luke Trevino, their first child, born in Seton Hospital in Austin, Texas.
1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Best of My Love," The Emotions. The song wins a Grammy as best R&B vocal performance by a duo, group or chorus.
1969 - The historic Woodstock rock concert opens in Bethel, N.Y.
1968 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "People Got to Be Free," The Rascals. Band member Felix Cavaliere wrote the song following the assassinations of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1958 - Buddy Holly marries Maria Elena Santiago at his parents' home in Lubbock, Texas.
1947 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)," Tex Williams.