This Day in Music
2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion.2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion.
1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1997 - Sir Paul McCartney's symphonic poem "Standing Stone" gets its world debut by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The piece earns the former Beatle six curtain calls. Critics, however, call it dull and forgettable.
1997 - For the first time ever, the soundtrack to the classic film "Casablanca" is released. The 20 track CD includes Max Steiner's score, dialog from the film, and its most famous song, "As Time Goes By."
1996 - Ms. Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, the daughter of Madonna and the pop/movie star's personal trainer, Carlos Leon, is born at 4:01 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.
1993 - Rolling Stone magazine ranks the video for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" as the No.1 video in video history in "The 100 Top Music Videos." The video also wins nine MTV awards, more than any video in history.
1990 - Leonard Bernstein dies in New York at age 72. The composer and conductor had announced his retirement less than a week earlier. He wins his first Grammy Awards for the 1961 albums "Humor in Music" and "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf." He goes on to win 11 more Grammys and in 1985 is presented a Grammy lifetime achievement award.
1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Red Red Wine," UB40. The song reached No. 34 when the group first released the single in 1984. It is written by Neil Diamond.
1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Rise," Herb Alpert. The single is Alpert's first to hit the Hot 100 in five years.
1977 - Bing Crosby dies of a heart attack at the age of 76. Crosby sold more than 300 million records and was featured in more than 50 movies. His recording of "White Christmas" tops Billboard's pop chart for a combined 14 weeks during three different years and sells more than 30 million records.
1940 - Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb) is born in Lucknow, India.