This Day in Music
2001 - The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group's official W2001 - The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group's official Web site.
1998 - It is announced that George Strait leads the list of nominees for the 32nd annual Country Music Assn. Awards, nabbing five nominations, including entertainer, album, and single of the year. These make Strait the most nominated artist - at 47 noms - in the history of the competition.
1992 - Drummer Jeff Porcaro dies of cardiac arrest at age 38. The co-founder of Toto was spraying insecticide in his yard and developed an allergic reaction that triggered the heart attack.
1976 - NBC-TV airs ""The Beach Boys: It's O.K.,"" the group's 15th anniversary special.
1963 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Fingertips (Pt. 2),"" Little Stevie Wonder. The song is the first live single to go to No. 1. This also marks the first time that a single and the album it came from both topped Billboard's pop charts at the same time. More amazing is the fact that Wonder at the same time also topped the R&B single and album chart.
1957 - The first edition of Dick Clark's ""American Bandstand"" airs on national TV. (ABC).
1953 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Vaya Con Dios," Les Paul & Mary Ford.
1942 - Rick Huxley, bass guitarist with the Dave Clark Five, is born.