This Day in Music
2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks.2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks.
2000 - Madonna denies tabloid reports that a routine scan shows she is expecting a baby boy. "I don't know the sex of my baby," she says in a statement.
1998 - Despite his reputation for melodic pop, Andrea Bocelli makes a firm move toward dedicating his career to opera when he performs for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bocelli performs a concert of popular operatic arias with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
1993 - Saxophonist Steve Douglas dies of heart failure in Los Angeles during a recording session with Ry Cooder. He was 55. His career began in high school with friend Phil Spector and included early stints with Ritchie Valens and Duane Eddy & the Rebels, with whom he played a solo on their classic "Peter Gunn." As a session musician, he played on such hits as "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Be My Baby."
1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Like a Prayer," Madonna.
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "ABC," The Jackson 5. The song is the group's second consecutive No. 1 single.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Stuck on You," Elvis Presley. The song is Presley's first to be released in stereo and his first since being released from the Army.
1956 - Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters is released from the U.S. Armed Forces.