This Day in Music
2002 - Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew.2002 - Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew.
2000 - Recording act Lucy Pearl takes their sounds center court at New York's NBA Store, where the R&B supergroup _ consisting of Raphael Saadiq (Tony, Toni, Tone), Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) and Ali Shaheed Muhammed (A Tribe Called Quest) _ perform a free concert in support of their self-titled debut album.
1990 - A Colorado judge dismisses drug and assault charges against gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Police raided Thompson's Aspen home following allegations of assault by a female visitor.
1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Everything She Wants," Wham!
1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Oh Girl," Chi-Lites.
1966 - Bruce Springsteen, at age 16, begins his songwriting career in the back of a '61 Mercury en route to a recording studio. He and George Theiss, the lead singer in the Boss' first band, the Castiles, co-write "That's What You Get" and "Baby I."
1966 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "When a Man Loves a Woman," Percy Sledge. This is his only No. 1 song. It debuts at No. 100 on the Hot 100. A remake of the song by Michael Bolton reaches No. 1 in 1991.
1954 - Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) has his bar mitzvah.