This Day in Music
2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. Torres has an inoperable brain tumor and dies after several days in a coma He is 59.
2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69.
2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82.
2001 - Appalachian group Hayseed Dixie releases its album "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC." AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson describes the group's offbeat covers _ including such classics as "Highway To Hell," "You Shook Me All Night Long," and "Back In Black" _ as "hilarious."
2001 - A private funeral for Joey Ramone is held at Schartz Brothers Memorial Chapel in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, where Ramone grew up.
2000 - Tracy Lawrence hosts the sixth annual Tracy Lawrence Celebrity Gold Classic at Houston's Tour 18 Golf Course. Lawrence and comedian Vic Henley performs the night before at a kick-off celebration in Westin Galleria's Grand Ballroom. Proceeds from the amateur-only tournament benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gulf Coast Chapter.
1998 - Linda McCartney, the rock photographer wife of Sir Paul McCartney and onetime member of the band Wings, dies of breast cancer in Santa Barbara, Calif. She is 56. McCartney, a keen vegetarian who marketed her own range of meat-free dishes, had been battling the disease for three years.
1997 - Country singer Toby Keith and his wife Tricia welcome new arrival Stelen Keith Covel to the family. The new baby joins older sisters Shelley and Krystal.
1995 - Courtney Love and her band Hole perform for the sixth season premiere of MTV's "Unplugged."
1991 - Lyricist Jack Yellen dies in Springville, N.Y. Age 97. He wrote the words for about 130 songs, including ``Happy Days Are Here Again,'' Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1932 campaign song.
1983 - Felix Pappalardi, producer for the group Cream, dies. Age 41.
1980 - Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley performs at the Independence Day celebration in Salisbury, Zimbabwe.
1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Knock on Wood,'' Amii Stewart. The single is a disco rendition of Eddie Floyd's song.
1970 - Johnny Cash performs at the White House. President Nixon requests ``A Boy Named Sue.''
1934 - Rock promoter Don Kirshner is born.