This Day in Music
2005 - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's2005 - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's tour bus.
2004 - Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago hometown at the Metro. The performance is filmed for inclusion on a forthcoming DVD, which also features footage from April 12-17 recording sessions for the artist's Warner Bros. solo debut.
2003 - Cholly Atkins, the legendary Motown choreographer, dies in Las Vegas. He is 89. Atkins was best known for creating the rhythmic dance steps used by acts from the Supremes to Gladys Knight & the Pips in performing their hits.
2002 - The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks.
2000 - Madonna denies tabloid reports that a routine scan shows she is expecting a baby boy. "I don't know the sex of my baby," she says in a statement.
1998 - Despite his reputation for melodic pop, Andrea Bocelli makes a firm move toward dedicating his career to opera when he performs for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bocelli performs a concert of popular operatic arias with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
1993 - Saxophonist Steve Douglas dies of heart failure in Los Angeles during a recording session with Ry Cooder. He was 55. His career began in high school with friend Phil Spector and included early stints with Ritchie Valens and Duane Eddy & the Rebels, with whom he played a solo on their classic ``Peter Gunn.'' As a session musician, he played on such hits as ``Da Doo Ron Ron'' and ``Be My Baby.''
1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Like a Prayer,'' Madonna.
1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``ABC,'' The Jackson 5. The song is the group's second consecutive No. 1 single.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Stuck on You,'' Elvis Presley. The song is Presley's first to be released in stereo and his first since being released from the Army.
1956 - Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters is released from the U.S. Armed Forces.