1. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop…

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    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city.<b 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Backstreet Boys release their highly anticipated third album, "Millennium." The album goes on to become the best-selling album of the year.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer Graeme Revell is presented…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Thides Leasing Corp. files a lawsuit against the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, claiming that the Artist rented a tour bus between May and October 1998 but never paid for it. The Artis 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of heart problems. He is 76. 2004 - Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of heart problems. He is 76. 2002 - Wolfgang…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver tries to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which is carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour g 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 2002 - Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 1999 - The Backstreet Boys…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Par 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city. 2000 - 'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando…