This Day in Music
2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
2001 - More than 22,000 friends, neighbors and fans turn out for Tim McGraw's eighth annual Swampstock, held in his hometown of Rayville, La. Proceeds from the day benefit local youth sports organizations, scholarship funds and the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit fund.
2001 - The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.
1999 - Injured Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis makes his debut as a hip-hop artist when he performs at Denver night club Wazoos with rapper Legit.
1991 - R&B singer Billy Wright dies of a pulmonary embolism in Atlanta at age 73. He had four songs reach Billboard's R&B top 10 from 1949 to 1951.
1982 - The Jam announces it is breaking up. Bandleader Paul Weller forms the Style Council with Mick Talkbot shortly thereafter.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Island Girl,"" Elton John. The song is John's third No. 1 song in 1975.
1972 - The United States Council for World Affairs adopts the Who's ""Join Together"" as its anthem.
1965 - The Supremes make studio recording of ""My World Is Empty Without You.""
1956 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit; ""Love Me Tender,"" Elvis Presley. With this song Presley becomes the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. After 11 weeks of ""Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog,"" ""Love Me Tender"" stays at No. 1 for five weeks.
1941 - Hank Marvin of the Shadows is born in Newcastle, England.