This Day in Music
2002 - As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic."2002 - As part of Barry Manilow's induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trisha Yearwood sings Manilow's hit "Could It Be Magic."
2001 - Chris LeDoux makes his first TV appearance since undergoing a liver transplant the previous October.
2001 - Vince Gill receives Country Weekly magazine's Career Achievement Award during the TNN & CMT Country Music Awards. The honor goes to a living country artist whose career has lasted 15 years or more and whose songs and performances have made a lasting contribution to the tradition and heritage of country music.
2000 - Rapper Black Rob (Robert Ross) surrenders to authorities in New York and is charged with the felony of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. The charges stem from a May 21 arrest for weapons possession. Ross is arrested when he stops his car in Manhattan to sign an autograph, and nearby police officers see him pass a pistol to a passenger in the car.
2000 - Gordon "Sting" Sumner files a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over the rights to the domain name www.sting.com, alleging that a Marietta, Ga.-based man had registered the URL and offered to sell it back to him for $25,000.
1998 - Lightning strikes more than twice at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington - to disastrous effect. Numerous people in the huge crowd are injured and the multi-act show is halted as heavy rain pours down on RFK Stadium. A 25-year-old woman is the most seriously injured from the lightning strikes.
1995 - Country star Ty Herndon is arrested by an undercover cop on a charge of drug possession - 90 minutes before he is to perform at a Texas police convention. He pleads guilty.
1986 - Big band leader Benny Goodman dies of a heart attack at the age of 77.
Goodman is given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for launching the big band era, encouraging future jazz stars and dissolving racial barriers by featuring black musicians in his band.
1984 - The Jacksons' "State of Shock," with Mick Jagger doing guest vocals, is released. The million-seller reaches No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100.
1975 - John Lennon makes his last TV appearance to sing "Imagine." He retires soon after to become a househusband and raise his son Sean.
1972 - Clyde McPhatter, the first lead singer of the Drifters, dies at the age of 38. He leaves the group before it hits it big.