This Day in Music
2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album "Stripped."2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album "Stripped."
2000 - Rock band Killing Heidi and dance duo Madison Avenue, both of which are debut acts with chart-topping hits on independent labels, lead the winners at the 14th Scape Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) Awards in Sydney. Killing Heidi wins ARIAs for best group, album, new artist, and rock release for "Reflector." Madison Avenue wins for record of the year, best new artist (single), and best-selling single for "Don't Call Me Baby."
2000 - Past Country Music Association entertainer of the year and ex-Hee Haw host Roy Clark, joins the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
1996 - Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.
1995 - New York City declares Oct. 24 Tony Bennett Day. The crooner celebrates the occasion with a concert at the city's famous Radio City Music Hall.
1995 - Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders returns to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, to sing the national anthem in Game three of the World Series.
1995 - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's first studio album in four years, "It's A Mystery," is released.
1992 - "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men logs its 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, tying a record for the rock era set in 1956 by Elvis Presley with the two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog." Boyz II Men holds the top spot for two more weeks, establishing the new record at 13 weeks. The group is displaced three months later by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You." In 1995, Boyz II Men ties Houston's 14-week record with "I'll Make Love to You."
1980 - Paul McCartney is honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the best-selling songwriter and recording artist in music history.
1974 - The film "Stardust," starring David Essex, premieres in London.
1967 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "To Sir with Love," Lulu. The single is the title song to the movie starring Sidney Poitier and the singer.
1962 - James Brown records the landmark soul album "Live at the Apollo."