This Day in Music
2006 - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up b2006 - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up best male singer and best single for "Somebody Wrote Love" (Universal Music); the Road Hammers were named best group and won best video for "East Bound and Down" (Open Road); and Cord Lund Band were named best roots act and won best album for "Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer" (Stony Plain Records).
2004 - Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb dies of a heart attack at his home in New York. He is 71. Ebb is best known for co-writing the songs for such musicals as "Chicago" and "Cabaret" with his songwriting partner, John Kander.
2001 - The U.S. music industry goes into a state of near-total paralysis following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The second annual Latin Grammy Awards, scheduled for the 11th, lead a list of nationwide cancellations.
2000 - Canadian country music group the Wilkinsons clean up at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton. The Wilkinsons win four awards, including the Chevy Fans' Choice Award, voted on by ordinary Canadians, and the group of the year trophy.
1999 - Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Wash. The group has had the same personnel for 21 years.
1997 - John Lee Hooker receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Blues guitarist becomes a part of the famous stretch of sidewalk at an unveiling ceremony at 7080 Hollywood Blvd., between LaBrea and Sycamore Avenues.
1996 - For the first time ever, a new single by a major recording artist is released exclusively on the Internet. David Bowie's "Telling Lies" is released on Bowie's Website (www.davidbowie.com), where it can be played and downloaded; the song does not appear anywhere on CD, record or cassette and is not to be heard on the radio.
1995 - Janet Jackson's ``Runaway'' makes history by becoming the first single by a woman to make its debut in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100. The single, which debuted at No. 6, is off Jackson's greatest hits album.
1995 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Gangsta's Paradise (from `Dangerous Minds')," Coolio featuring L.V.
1987 - Peter Tosh, a former member of Bob Marley's Wailers, is shot and killed during a robbery at his home in Kingston, Jamaica.
1977 - David Bowie and Bing Crosby record a duet of ``The Little Drummer Boy'' for a Christmas television special.
1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Black & White,'' Three Dog Night.
1971 - An animated ``Jackson 5'' series premieres on ABC-TV.
1967 - Performer Harry Connick Jr. is born in New Orleans, La. He records his first album, a collection of Dixieland music on a minor label, at the age of nine.
1962 - The Beatles record ``Love Me Do'' and ``P.S. I Love You'' at the Abbey Road Studios in London.