This Day in Music
2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music.2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music.
2001 - American harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and had long made Britain his home, dies at a London hospital following a long illness. He is 87.
1999 - It's Woodstock '99 all over again when violence erupts outside a Dave Matthews Band concert in Hartford, Conn. Unruly behavior in the parking lot of the Meadows Music Theater requires intervention by riot police and leads to a total of 55 arrests.
1998 - The 7-year-old son of Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell falls to his death from a cliff on the Mendocino County coast in Northern California. Bottrell's son, William, wanders away late in the afternoon and is later found at the bottom of the cliff. Bottrell won a Grammy for producing Sheryl Crow's 1994 ""All I Wanna Do.""
1997 - Garth Brooks plays a free concert in New York's Central Park. The concert was to coincide with the release of Brooks' new album ""Sevens."" However, release of the album is delayed.
1995 - Alanis Morissette's biting ""You Oughta Know"" soars to No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart and is the most requested tune on rock radio.
1995 - Rapper LL Cool J marries Simone Johnson, the mother of his two children.
1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Glory of Love,"" Peter Cetera. Cetera was a member of the group Chicago until 1982.
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Don't Go Breaking My Heart,"" Elton John & Kiki Dee. The song is the first on which John sings to hit No. 1 on the British charts.
1974 - Vocalist Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band marries actress Faye Dunaway. They divorce in 1979.
1958 - Vocalist Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is born in Sheffield, England.