This Day in Music
2002 - Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy's post-World War II economic boom dies in Rome of Cardiac problems. He is 70.2002 - Singer/songwriter Umberto Bindi, whose hits were considered symbols of Italy's post-World War II economic boom dies in Rome of Cardiac problems. He is 70.
2002 - British tenor Russel Watson takes two major honors at the third annual Classical Brit Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall. His album "Encore" is named Rover album of the year; he won in the same category the year before for "The Voice."
2002 - Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist of the year (guitar); his "Sweet Tea" is named contemporary blues album of the year.
2000 - Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins announces that the Chicago-based rock group will officially break up at year's end. Corgan claims that he and his bandmates are tired of "fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world."
2000 - "Binaural," Pearl Jam's long-awaited sixth studio album hits U.S. store shelves.
1998 - Teen heart-throb group Hanson notches a sellout in less than 20 minutes in the Detroit market for a June 29 show at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre.
1979 - Tom Petty files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing is partly the result of a dispute with Petty's record label, which had been purchased by MCA.
1975 - "Moms" Mabley (Loretta Mary Aiken) dies at the age of 78. The comedienne places 13 albums on Billboard's pop chart.
1971 - Iron Butterfly breaks up. The group's biggest hit is "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida," a No. 30 song in 1968.
1970 - The Grateful Dead gives its first performance outside the U.S., a four-hour set at the Hollywood Rock Festival in the U.K.
1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Help Me Rhonda," The Beach Boys.
1945 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Sentimental Journey," Les Brown Orchestra/Doris Day.