This Day in Music
1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release ""Imagination."" The suit is fi1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release ""Imagination."" The suit is filed by Wilson's wife and conservator Melinda.
1999 - Don Henley sues Paramount Pictures Corp., alleging the studio reneged on a deal to feature a song, ""Taking You Home,"" he penned expressly for the hit film ""Double Jeopardy.""
1999 - In a move designed to simplify downloadable music for Internet users while profiting from the fast-growing rage, Yahoo! Inc. launches a new portal, Yahoo! Digital.
1995 - Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she won't make a habit of chatting on-line since it would hurt her eyes and make her feel lonely when the machine was off.
1993 - Country music singer Alan Jackson and his wife Denise have a child Alexandra Jane Jackson is the couple's second girl.
1993 - Duran Duran gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Brandy (You're a Fine Girl),"" Looking Glass.
1962 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""The Loco-Motion,"" Little Eva. Eva Boyd was a baby-sitter for songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King when they asked her to record the song as a demo. Grand Funk hits No. 1 with a 1974 remake and Kylie Minogue reaches No. 3 with a 1988 remake.
1962 - John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell. Paul McCartney is best man. The couple divorces on Nov. 8, 1968.
1960 - Oscar Hammerstein II dies of stomach cancer at the age of 65.
1956 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog,"" Elvis Presley. Presley causes an uproar with his pelvic undulations when he first performs ""Hound Dog"" on Milton Berle's TV show. The two-sided hit tops Billboard's single chart for 11 weeks, setting a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. A version of ""Don't Be Cruel"" by Bill Black's Combo reaches No. 11 in 1960 and a remake by Cheap Trick hits No. 4 in 1988.
1949 - Rick Springfield (Richard Springthorpe) is born in Sydney, Australia. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 single ""Jessie's Girl"" in 1981. He wins a Grammy for the song as Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
1947 - Keith Moon of the Who is born in Wembley, England. He dies on Sept. 7, 1978 at age 32, from an overdose of the sedative Heminevrin.